Brits in the Gulf

Obituaries are strange things – it’s fascinating to read about people’s lives, but sad that the person had to die for him or her to come to your attention. I’d loved to have met these three men and heard some of their stories from when they were in this part of the world.
“Sir Donald Hawley, soldier, lawyer, administrator and author but will be best remembered for his accomplishments as a diplomat.”
“John Harris, who laid out the master plan which marked the emergence of Dubai as a modern city.”
“Captain Robert Franks, Commando carrier captain who was on hand to forestall Iraq’s attempt to seize Kuwait in 1961.”

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