A number of military units formed in 1917 to help the British liberate Palestine from the rule of the Ottoman Empire. One battalion was recruited in England, another in the USA, and others in Egypt and Palestine, joining General Allenby (b. 1861, d. 1936) as he advanced into Ottoman Turkey. After the war, many of its members such as Ben-Gurion and Eshkol proceeded to form the Haganah.
Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).