[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].
[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 the 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., Ist., [AH 1335] = 1919.
Paperback. Foolscap 8vo. (18 x 12 cm) In Ottoman script. 48 p. Published in the Series of World War 1, the first book of this series. Allenby was an English soldier and British Imperial Governor. He fought in the Second Boer War and also in the First World War, in which he led the British Empire's Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign against the Ottoman Empire in the conquest of Palestine. 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. During the First World War, Allenby initially served on the Western Front. The British War Cabinet was divided in the debate in May 1917 over the allocation of British resources between the Western Front and other fronts, with Allied victory over Germany far from certain. Curzon and Hankey recommended that Britain seize ground in the Middle East. Lloyd George also wanted more effort on other fronts. Previously, leaders had been concerned that taking over Palestine would divide it and leave it for other countries to take, but repeated losses to the Turkish Army and the stalled Western Front changed their minds. Palestine Campaign: Allenby arrived on 27 June 1917. On 31 July 1917, he received a telegram from his wife saying that Michael Allenby had been killed in action, leading to Allenby's breaking down in tears in public while he recited a poem by Rupert Brooke. Afterward, Allenby kept his grief to himself and his wife, and instead threw himself into his work with icy determination, working very long hours without a break. Wavell recalled: "He went on with his work and asked no sympathy. Only those who stood close to him knew how heavy the blow had been, how nearly it had broken him, and what courage it had taken to withstand it". Allenby assessed the Turkish Army's fighting force that he was facing to be 46,000 rifles and 2,800 sabers and estimated that he could take Jerusalem with 7 infantry and 3 cavalry divisions. He did not feel that there was a sufficient military case to do so and felt that he would need reinforcements to advance further. Allenby understood the problems posed by logistics in the desert and spent much time working to ensure his soldiers would be well supplied at all times, especially with water. The logistics of getting water to the soldiers and through the desert is thought to be the biggest challenge and accomplishment Allenby made in the Middle East campaign. Allenby also saw the importance of good medical treatment and insisted that proper medical facilities be created to treat all of the diseases common to the Middle East like ophthalmia and enteric fever. Allenby was eventually ordered to attack the Turks in southern Palestine, but the extent of his advance was not yet to be decided, advice which Robertson repeated in "secret and personal" notes (1 and 10 August). Allenby quickly won the respect of his troops by making frequent visits to the EEF's front-line units, in a marked change from the leadership style of his predecessor Murray, who had commanded primarily from Cairo. Allenby moved the EEF's GHQ from the Egyptian capital city to Rafah, nearer to the front... First and Only Edition. OCLC 777059280.; Özege 5787.; TBTK 4155.; Not in ATYB.