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7 edition of The Battle for Palestine 1917 (Warfare in History) found in the catalog.

The Battle for Palestine 1917 (Warfare in History)

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Published by Boydell Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: First World War,
  • History of specific subjects,
  • First World War, 1914-1918,
  • Military - General,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Military,
  • Palestine,
  • History / Military / General,
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • Gaza, Battles of, Gaza, 1917

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8950524M
    ISBN 101843832631
    ISBN 109781843832638

    Edmund Allenby, a man of quick temper, was not happy. Sydney, New South Wales. In Gaza the German commander, Major Tiller, destroyed his wireless set and prepared to surrender. It ended in failure when Turkish resistance proved to be more determined than expected.

    Progress north into Palestine, toward Jerusalem and beyond, had completely stalled. Sirisia began. This prompted the United Kingdom to depose Abbas, terminate the still persisting legal fiction of Ottoman sovereignty over Egypt, and declare the re-establishment of the Sultanate of Egypt, with Hussein Kameluncle of the deposed Khedieve, as Sultan. Von Kressenstein also demanded German special forces, which were promised to arrive in Februaryto prepare another expedition against the Canal.

    The understrength Turkish battalion entrusted with its defence doggedly held out with great courage and in so doing fulfilled its obligation. This British and Arab antisemitic collusion and violence was the first major Palestinian act of terrorism against Jews. Three kilometres south-west of their position, the 11th Light Horse Regiment were ordered to follow the 4th and 12th in reserve. All it lacked was wire and why they had not wired it, I don't know.


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The Battle for Palestine 1917 book

As commander-in-chief of the British Army, it would be him, and him alone, that would officially accept the surrender of Jerusalem. A Short History of the British Army. The defences were organised into three sectors: No. The New Zealanders in Sinai and Palestine. What Is Palestine?

The liberation of Jerusalem on December 11,exactly a century ago, was the final act in a triumvirate of significant historic events that year, the other two being the Balfour Declaration and the victory at the Battle of Beersheva.

See also: Battle of TulkarmBattle of TabsorBattle of Nablusand Action of Tell 'Asur In Septemberon the Palestinian front, the Ottoman army was crumbling before the British expeditionary forces in the Middle East, which contained an Armenian contingent commanded by a French colonel and French officers, as well as Armenian officers.

On hearing of the capture of Kufr Qasim at they began an advance between Sivri Wood and Crown Hill but was directed to support the st Brigade attack at Sivri Wood which was captured. Behind it Gaza was protected by a maze of thick cactus hedges. They captured an Austrian engineer officer and 33 men, four of whom were wounded, and killed six Ottoman soldiers.

Opinion and the liberation of Jerusalem Allenby deliberately chose to walk into the Old City because, he said, only the Messiah should ride into the Holy City. Al Jazeera. Almost immediately, Ottoman artillery began targeting the new position, and German aircraft dropped bombs.

Jack Davies, a captain in 'B' Squadron observed of the 'A' Squadron attack, "Hyman was left with the troop of men who did dismount and most of our casualties were, I think, amongst them… Hyman and a few others accounted for 60 dead Turks, which was not bad seeing that they were in the open and the Turks were in a beautiful trench.

Battle of Beersheba

The sodden state of the ground, and, on the night of the crossing, the swollen state of the river, added to the difficulties, yet by dawn the whole of the infantry had crossed.

Without resistance, the Ottoman commander surrendered the entire column. The Desert Column would make the main attack on Gaza — the 53rd Division would attack the main defences of Gaza while the mounted forces would form a screen to the east and north of Gaza, protected the troops attacking Gaza from any Turkish counterattack.

The History Learning Site. The Germans also helped to foment unrest among the Senussi in what is now Libyawhen they attacked western Egypt and threatened the Sudan during the Senussi Campaign. All it lacked was wire and why they had not wired it, I don't know.

Utilising Chetwode's plan, Allenby believed victory at Beersheba would be the catalyst that would break the stalemate which had faltered the Allied advance. Highpoints, such as the top of small hills were also used and this covered all approaches to the town.

Bayley, commander of the rd Brigade of the 60th Division, arrived shortly after their departure. A misinformation campaign also planned to convince German and Ottoman commanders that the next British attack would fall again on the coastal city.

As the pace of the charge intensified, time was measured in minutes and seconds. The first uniformed men to arrive were privates Andrews and Church, two cooks who got lost while searching for cooking water. Trooper Ion Idreiss, of the 45th Australian Light Horse observed, "Above the far-flung redoubts floated shrapnel-puffs, while clouds of smoke masked the trenches.

This British and Arab antisemitic collusion and violence was the first major Palestinian act of terrorism against Jews.Nov 19,  · The writer is the author of the best-selling book From Palestine to the Land of Israel. He is also the senior associate for public diplomacy at the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies.

Three battles for the control of the key fortress-city of Gaza took place in between the `British' force [with units from across the Empire, most notably the ANZACs] and the Turks. The Allies were repulsed twice but on their third attempt, under the newly-appointed General Allenby, a veteran of the Western Front where he was a vocal critic of Haig's command, finally penetrated Turkish.

The Battle for Palestine, The Battle for Palestine, Hughes, Matthew BOOK REVIEWS The Battle for Palestine,by John Grainger (Woodbridge: Boydell P., ; pp. £25). In recent years, all aspects of the First World War on the Western Front have come in for a raft of critical (re-)evaluation: some of it vitriolic and personal; most of it considered, interesting and scholarly.

War, Peace, and Revolution (Book): Stevenson, D.: " was a year of calamitous events, and one of pivotal importance in the development of the First World War. In War, Peace, and Revolution, leading historian of World War I David Stevenson examines this crucial year in context and illuminates the century that followed.

He shows how in this one year the war was transformed, but. Oct 21,  · Read "The Battle for Palestine " by John D. Grainger available from Rakuten Kobo. Three battles for the control of the key fortress-city of Gaza took place in Price: $ The Battle for Palestine Book Description: ending years of Ottoman occupation.

This third battle, similar in many ways to the contemporaneous fighting in France, is at the heart of this account, with consideration of intelligence, espionage, air-warfare, and diplomatic and political elements, not to mention the logistical and.