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Eastward Bound

DAVID R. WOODWARD

in Hell in the Holy Land

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780813123837
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134963 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813123837.003.0001
Eastward Bound

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This chapter examines the deployment of British soldiers to the Middle East during World War 1. The British soldiers began their voyage to Egypt with drills to deal with the German U-boat threat. Most of the boats during this voyage were converted from peacetime use and the men complained of insufficient and poor rations and lack of organization aboard the troopships. In addition to the food and accommodation problems, the troopships also had several encounters with the U-boat where some ships were destroyed.

Keywords: British soldiers; Middle East; World War 1; U-boat; poor rations; troopships

Chapter.  6304 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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