Chapter

Breakout

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/9780813123837.003.0006
Breakout

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This chapter examines the execution of British Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) commander in chief General Sir Edmund Allenby's strategy for capturing Gaza. It discusses the assistance provided by the 179th Brigade of the 60th Division and the challenges faced by the soldiers with the Turks' defenses. It also describes the highlights the so-called Third Battle of Gaza and the success of the surprise attack on Beersheba.

Keywords: Edmund Allenby; EEF; Third Battle of Gaza; Turks; Beersheba; soldiers; military strategy

Chapter.  8026 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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