The Desert Mounted Corps: An Account of the Cavalry Operations in Palestine and Syria, 1917-1918
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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1st A.L.H. Brigade 2nd A.L.H. Brigade 4th A.L.H. Brigade 4th Cavalry Division 4th Division 53rd Division 5th Brigade 60th Division A.L.H. Regiment action advance aeroplanes Afule Aleppo Amman ammunition Ammunition Column Anzac Division Anzac Mounted Division Arabs armoured cars arrived attack Auja Australian Mounted Division battalion battery Beersheba Beisan Beit bridge bridgehead Camel Corps campaign captured charge column Commander crossed Damascus Damieh Deraa Desert Mounted Corps Divi divisional east enemy positions enemy troops enemy's farther fighting galloped Gaza German Ghoraniyeh ground Hedjaz Hedjaz Railway hill infantry IVth Army Jenin Jerusalem Jisr Jordan Valley Lancers large number left flank machine guns miles morning mountain Mounted Brigade move Nablus Nahr night o'clock operations patrol plain prisoners pushed raid railway reached ridge right flank river road Salt sent Sharia Shunet Nimrin squadron tion town Turkish Turks village Wadi Yeomanry Division Zealand Zealand Brigade
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