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Radical Shake-up in Palestine Regime Looms

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A RADICAL SHAKEUP IN THE BRITISH ADMINISTRATION IN PALESTINE WAS GENERALLY BELIEVED TODAY TO BE IMMINENT, AS PARLIAMENT SWUNG INTO THE SECOND DAY OF ITS DEBATE OVER THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSAL TO PARTITION THE HOLY LAND.

EARLY REPLACEMENT OF THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR PALESTINE. SIR ARTHUR GRENFELL WAUCHOPE, WAS EXPECTED. A STRUGGLE WAS GOING ON WITHIN THE RANKS OF THE GOVERNMENT OVER WHO HIS SUCCESSOR SHALL BE.

THE COLONIAL OFFICE WAS UNDERSTOOD TO BE SEEKING APPOINTMENT OF AN EXPERIENCED COLONIAL ADMINISTRATOR, AND THEREFORE BOOSTING SIR HUBERT YOUNG, FORMER FINANCIAL ADVISER TO THE KINGDOM OF IRAQ.

THE WAR OFFICE, FOREIGN OFFICE AND ADMIRALTY, INSISTING THE NEXT HIGH COMMISSIONER BE A MAN OF GREAT PERSONAL PRESTIGE, WERE ADVOCATING APPOINTMENT OF FIELD MARSHAL SIR PHILIP CHETWODE, FORMER COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN INDIA, WHO LED AN ARMY CORPS IN THE CAPTURE OF JERUSALEM DURING THE WORLD WAR.

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