Gaza
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Gaza

A town in southwest Palestine. After the failure of their assaults against the Suez Canal during 1916, Turkish forces withdrew to the Gaza – Tel el Sheria – Beersheba line, which barred access to Palestine and Jerusalem. In the spring of 1917, British troops under General Sir Archibald Murray launched a surprise attack on the line from the Sinai. The British were quickly repulsed in this First Battle of Gaza of March 26–27. The renewed attack on April 17 (Second Battle of Gaza), confronted a…

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Neulen, Hans Werner, “Gaza”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 25 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0234>
First published online: 2015



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