Ibn Saud about the years of strife with the Al Rashid
Ibn Saud about the years of strife with the Al Rashid
"Harry St John Philby had asked the King about the difficult early years when he had liberated his country from Rashidis. And Ibn Saud had answered: "Those were after all the best days of my life: the decisive phase, in comparison with which the rest has been easy-going: the years of struggle in the desert, with hunger and thirst ever present in company with danger: not a long period, ten years, perhaps, or a dozen in all; but every day of it full of enjoyment and good companionship, never to be forgotten.""

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