This account of the Egypt and Palestine campaigns was essentially intended for officers engaged in the study of military history, particularly useful for staff college hopefuls. The book opens with a general summary of the strategy and tactics of the campaign, with a description of the dispositions of the British and Turkish forces in Egypt in the early days of the war. Geography and communications are discussed and the operations in 1914, 1915 and 1916. Then follows a more detailed study of the 1917-18 operations ending with the armistice of 31st October 1918. This part is followed by a Diary of Events, taking us from Turkey’s entry into the war right through with special emphasis on 1917 and 1918. Illustrations of the application of the principles of war in Egypt and Palestine are summarised and then discussed at length and in detail, supported by the maps.
STRATEGY AND TACTICS OF THE EGYPT AND PALESTINE CAMPAIGN WITH DETAILS OF THE 1917-18 OPERATIONS ILLUSTRATING THE PRINCIPLES OF WAR
Account of the desert campaign against the Turks in Egypt and Palestine in the Great War. Intended for staff officer trainees, the focus is on strategy and tactics.