"Judged by ordinary standards, [Wingate] would not be regarded
as normal. But his own standards were far from ordinary. He was
a military genius and a wonderful man."
Orde Charles Wingate arrived in the British Mandate of Palestine in the year 1936 and found that the Jewish attitude towards Arab marauders and Arab terror was mainly one of self-defense. Jews set up stockade and watchtower settlements at night and they settled in to wait for the Arabs.