Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Explorers' Club, № DXLVI

Operation AXIOM: The World War
17-19 April 1917: The Second Battle of Gaza—The British & Imperial Desert Column was defeated by Gaza's Ottoman defenders far more decisively than in the First Battle of Gaza (26 March); the Entente campaign to capture Palestine ground to a halt, resulting in a six-month stalemate of trench warfare, cavalry patrols to identify enemy weak spots, & aerial dogfights above the trenches.

Lest we forget.

Commentary: The Palestine campaign so far: the Battles of Rafa, 9 January 1917 (№ DXXXI) & First Gaza (№ DXLII).

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