[WW1 / GENERAL ALLENBY'S REPORT ON THE PALESTINE CAMPAIGN] Filistin hezimeti... [i.e., Palestine rout: The report of General Allenby on the Palestine Campaign]. Translated from English to Ottoman Turkish by Mülazim-i Evvel Hikmet
FIELD MARSHAL EDMUND HENRY HYNMAN ALLENBY (First viscount of Allenby), (1861-1936), Kitabhane-i Islâm ve Askerî Tüccarzâde Ibrahim Hilmi / Matbaa-yi Orhaniye., AH 1335 = .
COMPLETE TITLE: [WW1 / GENERAL ALLENBY'S REPORT ON THE PALESTINE CAMPAIGN] Filistin hezimeti: Ceneral Allenbi'nin raporu (Harb-i Umûmî Külliyâti No. 1). [i.e., Palestine rout: The report of General Allenby on the Palestine Campaign]. Translated from English to Ottoman Turkish by Mülazim-i Evvel Hikmet.
Original wrappers. Foolscap 8vo. (18 x 12 cm) In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters). 48 p.
First Ottoman edition of this exceedingly rare report by General Edmund Allenby, published as the first book of the “First World War 1 Series”. The operations of the British Expeditionary Force in Palestine between the capture of Jerusalem and the beginning of the drive towards Damascus are recorded by General Allenby in a dispatch made public in London on November 6, 1918. This report covers the period from December 9, 1917, when the British entered Jerusalem, to September 18, 1918, when General Allenby started his new campaign, which resulted in Damascus and Aleppo's capture. It reveals that at the time of the last German sweep toward the Marne, a considerable portion of the Palestine Expedition had to be withdrawn to fight in France. Allenby begins with the operations making Jaffa and Jerusalem safe against Turkish counterattacks, a task performed chiefly by the 21st Corps (52nd and 54th Divisions), whose efforts “increase the distance between the enemy and Jaffa from three to eight miles”. (Current History, 1919).
Allenby was an English soldier and British Imperial Governor. He fought in the Second Boer War and the First World War, where he led the British Empire's Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign against the Ottoman Empire. The British succeeded in capturing Beersheba, Jaffa, and Jerusalem from October to December 1917. His forces occupied the Jordan Valley during the summer of 1918, then went on to capture northern Palestine and defeat the Ottoman Yildirim Army Group's Eighth Army at the Battle of Megiddo, forcing the Fourth and Seventh Army to retreat towards Damascus. Subsequently, the EEF Pursuit by Desert Mounted Corps captured Damascus and advanced into northern Syria. During this pursuit, he commanded T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia"), whose campaign with Faisal's Arab Sherifial Forces assisted the EEF's capture of Ottoman Empire territory and fought the Battle of Aleppo, five days before the Armistice of Mudros ended the campaign on 30 October 1918. He continued to serve in the region as High Commissioner for Egypt and Sudan from 1919 until 1925.
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The reforms implemented in the Ottoman army provided the rise of a new military literature from the time of Mahmud II. Like many other needs of reforms, the need for supplying written texts, their translation into Turkish, and their reproduction has increased in parallel with military reforms. The military publications led by the officers provided the emergence of Ottoman military literature. During the period of Abdulhamid II, when the German Military Missions commenced an increase and diversification was observed in military broadcasts due to the Prussian System being implemented. Tüccarzâde Ibrahim Hilmi was one of the pioneers of military publishing by opening his publishing house during this period and was also one of the first Turkish publishers. The publishing house of Tüccarzâde, Kitabhâne-i Islam ve Askerî’s military-related publications were also written guides of the course of modernization studies, and their number increased by diversifying over time. Ibrahim Hilmi took an important place in the development of Ottoman military literature by publishing the works of many soldier writers. In this study, the military publications of the publisher between 1896 and 1923 were examined within the framework of military modernization.
As of December 2023, we can trace eleven copies in the OCLC (777059280), and nine copies are in North American libraries (Hawaii Pacific University, McGill University Library, Harvard University, Princeton University Library, CTSFW Library, Virginia Tech, Concordia College Library, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Northeast Lakeview College Library).; Özege 5787.; TBTK 4155.; Not in ATYB.