The Palestinian Campaign

Also know as the Sinai Campaign, this is due to where the battles were fought. These were a series of engagements between British, German, and Ottoman forces. The campaign started and lasted roughly between the dates of January 1915 to October 1918 until the Armistice of Mudros was signed between the Entente powers and the German-Ottoman Alliance. After Turkish success at the Battle of Gallipoli in 1916, the Ottomans eventually lost in 1918 from the combination of Russian and British troops along with a Arab revolt had crippled the Ottoman empire with millions of deaths and millions more starving. As a result, the Ottomans later called to the Allies for a peace treaty.  The British ship Agamemnon was anchored  near the port of Mudros on the Aegean island of Lemnos where the treaty was signed by the Ottoman Empire and the Allies on October 30,1918  effectively ending the Ottoman Empire (Ottoman Empire Signs Treaty with Allies . (2012). Retrieved April 20, 2012, from History Channel : http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ottoman-empire-signs-treaty-with-allies).

The Lighthorsemen (1987) – Australian 4th Light Horse Charge

(Wincer, 1987)

 

The Australian 4th Light Horse Cavalary was originally assigned for security duties in the Suez zone in 1916, then mobilized toward the Sinai area in 1917. On October 31 1917, the 4th Light Horse Cavalry flanked the Ottoman forces that were heavily fortified city called Beersheba. With already two failed attempts, the 4th Light Cavalry charged at full force and with success captured some of the last remaining Ottoman forces. The video above is a movie reenactment of the legendary charge and below is a map of the Battle of Beersheba(4th Light Horse Regiment . (n.d.). Retrieved April 21, 2012, from Australian War Memorial : http://www.awm.gov.au/units/unit_10555.asp).

Battle of Beersheba

 

Image Credit can be found at:

http://www.rfd.org.au/images/beersheba/beersheba_map.jpg

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