Sunday, June 13, 2004

World War I, Palestine, autumn 1917

Having assumed command in Egypt (see above The Egyptian frontiers, 1915 - July 1917), Allenby transferred his headquarters from Cairo to the Palestinian front and devoted the summer of 1917 to preparing a serious offensive against the Turks. On the Turkish side, Falkenhayn, now in command at Aleppo, was at this time himself planning a drive into the Sinai Peninsula for the autumn, but

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