Born in 1896, Viscount Gort makes a name for himself within the British Army during WWI, going on to command the British armed forces during the beginning of WWII. Transitioning into an administrative role in 1942, he is pulled away from the front lines to serve as Governor of Malta, before being appointed as Sixth High Commissioner of Palestine in November 1944. Arriving in Palestine during a tumultuous time, Lord Gort is faced with active conflict between the Jews and the Arabs, as well as infighting amongst the Jews of the Yishuv. Gort is viewed by the Zionists as being sympathetic to their cause.