Johnny Turk Triumphant


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:
Johnny Turk Triumphant

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This chapter examines the British Egyptian Expeditionary Force's (EEF) campaign in Gaza, Palestine. This First Battle of Gaza was the greatest test yet for the EEF and its commander in chief, Archie Murray. The objectives of Great Britain in this campaign include the maintenance of her maritime supremacy, the preservation of the balance of power in Europe, and the security of Egypt, India, and the Persian Gulf. This chapter also discusses the highlights of the campaign or the battle and describes the challenges faced by the soldiers.

Keywords: EEF; First Battle of Gaza; Palestine; Archie Murray; Great Britain; maritime supremacy; Egypt; India; Persian Gulf

Chapter.  11449 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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