Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Explorers' Club, № DII

Operation AXIOM: The World War—The Arab Revolt, Part I
June 1916: The Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire (which claimed caliphate authority over the worldwide Ummah) began when Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, backed by promises of Entente support, declared himself King of Hejaz (8 June) & besieged Medina (10 June); Hussein's Hashemite dynasty allied with the House of Saud, while the rival House of Rashid allied with the Ottomans.

Lest we forget.

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