Monday, March 27, 2017

The Explorers' Club, № DXLII

Operation AXIOM: The World War
26 March 1917: The First Battle of Gaza—The Desert Column, a British & Imperial force that included A.N.Z.A.C. mounted infantry & the Imperial Camel Corps, assaulted the Turkish stronghold at Gaza, breaching the defenses but withdrawing due to fears of Ottoman reinforcements; British propaganda declared victory, to which the Turks replied, "You beat us at communiqués, but we beat you at Gaza."

Lest we forget.

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