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“Bloody Bull’s Loose”

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/9780813123837.003.0005
“Bloody Bull’s Loose”

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This chapter examines the selection of General Sir Edmund Allenby to replace Archie Murray as commander in chief of the British Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF). Allenby reorganized the EEF and installation strict discipline. Despite this, he was able to earn the respect of the soldiers by making his presence felt with the rank and file. This chapter also describes Allenby's strategy of capturing Gaza with a surprise attack of Beersheba.

Keywords: Edmund Allenby; EEF; Archie Murray; soldiers; military reorganization; discipline; Beersheba; Gaza

Chapter.  10502 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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