The Desert Mounted Corps: An Account of the Cavalry Operations in Palestine and Syria, 1917-1918

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Constable Limited, 1921 - Great Britain - 356 pages
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Bog om det engelske ørkenkavaleri's militære opgaver i Mellemøsten under Den 1. Verdenskrig 1914-18. Regimentet bestod af soldater fra såvel England som dets kolonier og var underlagt den engelske general Allenby, som fik kommandoen i Ægypten i 1917, og han oprettede de to armékorps af beredent infanteri til bekæmpelse af tyrkerne. Almindeligvis blev der brugt infanteri til kampen mod fjenden før kavaleriet angreb, og forfatteren fortæller om sammenstødene med de flygtende tyrkere ved de mange oaser, tropperne passerede. Han fortæller også om de almindelige vilkår på stedet, hvor heste og mennesker er stærkt afhængige af forsyninger.

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Page 342 - of the army except troops required for the surveillance of the frontier and maintenance of internal order, their number and disposal to be determined later by the Allies, after consultation with the Turkish Government. Art. 6.—The surrender of all war vessels
Page 342 - and access to the Black Sea. The Allied occupation of the Dardanelles and Bosphorus forts. Art. 2.—The position of all minefields, torpedo tubes, and other obstructions in Turkish waters to be % indicated, and assistance to be given to sweep or remove them as may be required. Art 3.—All available information regarding the mines in the Black Sea
Page 342 - 8.—The free use by Allied ships of all ports and anchorages now in Turkish occupation, and the denial of their use to the enemy. Similar conditions to apply to Turkish mercantile shipping in Turkish waters, for
Page 342 - waters occupied by Turkey. These ships to be interned at such Turkish port or ports, as may be directed, except such small vessels as are required for police or similar purposes in Turkish territorial waters.
Page 343 - to be given for the purchase of coal, oil-fuel, and naval material from Turkish sources, after the requirements of the country have been met. None of the above material to be exported.
Page 5 - Gaza itself had been made into a strong, modern fortress, heavily entrenched and wired, and offering every facility for protracted defence. The remainder of the enemy's line consisted of a series of strong localities, viz.: the Sihan group of works, the Atawineh group, the
Page 342 - Allies to have the right to occupy any strategic points, in the event of any situation arising which threatens the security of the Allies.
Page 5 - trench system (near Sharia), and, finally, the works covering Beersheba. These groups of works were generally from 1500 to 2000 yards apart, except that the distance from the Hareira group to Beersheba was about four and a half miles.
Page 192 - Afule, Beisan, and Deraa were the vital points on the enemy's communications. If they could be seized, his retreat would be cut off. Deraa was beyond my reach, but not beyond that of mobile detachments of the Arab Army. It was not to be expected that these detachments could hold this
Page 342 - Allied prisoners and Armenians interned to be collected in Constantinople, and handed over unconditionally to the Allies. Art. 5.—The immediate

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