Vivid and moving personal stories shine a light on life in Palestine from 1917 to 1948, when the region was under the British mandate.
A League of Nations mandate after the First World War made Palestine a British territory, and the story of Britain's involvement in Palestine and the impact of British rule have shaped the country ever since. Ambiguous and contradictory, the Mandate served to heighten tension between the Arab and Jewish populations, erupting into conflict when the state regained independence in 1948.
Britain in Palestine draws together images, stories and statistics to illuminate a period in which the lives of ordinary people became entangled with international politics, widespread violence and rife terrorism.
The development of this exhibition was supported in part by a Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Research Grant from the Art Fund.