Al-Jazeera - Sykes-Picot: Lines in the Sand (2016)
HDTV | 1280x664 | .MKV/AVC @ 2182 Kbps | 1 h 34 min | 1.49 GiB
Audio: English AAC 64 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: EnglishGenre: Documentary
The story of the secret deal between the British and French, concluded in May 1916, which aimed to carve up the Middle East in ways that most benefited the two European powers. Modern world history has been heavily influenced by events in the Middle East, whose strategic importance has been magnified by both a global dependence on oil and the Israel-Palestine conflict. A hundred years ago, World War I saw Britain, France and Russia locked in combat with Germany, Austro-Hungary and the Ottomans. As the war in Europe fought itself almost to a standstill, Britain cast a strategic eye towards key areas of the Ottoman Empire.