Australian Army Campaign Series No. 7: Australia's Palestine Campaign
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 160 pages
Author: J. Bou
Other: b&w & colour photos, maps, further reading, index
Publisher: Army History Unit
Apart from the battle of Beersheeba, the Palestine Campaign received little attention in Australia compares to Gallipoli and the Western Front. With nearly two mounted divisions engaged against the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East for almost three years the Palestine Campaign was Australia's longest running militarily significant endeavour of the First World War after the Western Front.
In contrast to the years of grinding trench warfare in France and Belgium, the Palestine Campaign was a war of relative movement and manoeuvre. Cavalry, including Australia's light horse, played a prominent role, but it was a hard fought fully modern war, in which the latest military technologies and techniques were all used.
1. Prelude: The Sinai and Palestine Frontier 1916-17
2. Gaza-Beersheba and the advance to Jerusalem 1917
3. The Jordan Valley 1918
4. Megiddo 1918
Epilogue: After the armistice