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Palestine Front
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Palestine Front

After the failure of the two Turkish/German expeditions against the Suez Canal (in January/February 1915 with 18,000 men and 5,000 camels, and in July/August 1916 with 16,000 men, including Austro-Hungarian contingents, and, again, 5,000 camels), by the beginning of 1917 the Ottoman Empire had been forced to evacuate the Sinai Peninsula. The Turks chose the Gaza – Tel el Sheria – Beersheba line, a front of 50 km, for their defense of Palestine. The mixed units on the ground were co…

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Neulen, Hans Werner, “Palestine Front”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

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