Lieutenant general sir john bagot glubb kcb cmg dso glubb led the arab legion across the river jordan to occupy the west bank may 1948 despite some negotiation and understanding between the jewish agency and king abdullah glubb pasha palestine and the jews . Glubb pasha and the arab legion britain jordan and the end of empire in the middle east graham jevon on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers during the 1950s john glubb and the arab legion became the cornerstone of britains imperial presence in the middle east based on unprecedented access to the unofficial archive of the arab legion. Glubb pasha and the arab legion facebook strong annexed east jerusalem hebron and nablus and changed his countrys name to the arab hashemite kingdom of jordan he also severed his ties with britain and on march 1 1956 king hussein dismissed glubb as commander of the arab legion glubbs protg and personal adjutant ali . Arab legion arab legion in 1939 glubb pasha as he came to be known became the legions commander and transformed it into one of the most effective military forces in the arab world even after jordan proclaimed its independence from britain the arab legion remained under glubbs command
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