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Eye of the Camel - a British policeman in Palestine during Wll$39.50 AUDTed Newman sought adventure and excitement as a policeman in Palestine, but was caught up in the strife of international politics during the years immediately preceding the creation of the State of Israel. In meeting this challenge he faced brutality and gut-wrenching horror, met hatred and hospitality, and patrolled on a camel through the awesome beauty and harshness of the Negev and Sinai deserts.
The generosity of the traditional Bedouin Arab, and the cruelty of desert justice became part of his daily experience. His battle to help maintain the peace between Jewish settlers and Palestinian Arabs resulted in a struggle for him to stay alive - the life expectancy of a Palestine policeman at one stage being reduced to a mere eleven days.
Eye of the Camel is in memory of a Palestine policeman, the father of the author. His remarkable time in this troubled land is recounted by Libby Urbahn as best recalled from conversations, diaries, letters and photographs - all incidents happened. The telling of the story has been fictionalised to allow the author to communicate these events in a way that the reader may better understand what she learned from an extraordinary man.