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Hell in the Holy LandWorld War I in the Middle East$
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David R. Woodward

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813123837

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813123837.001.0001

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Johnny Turk Triumphant

Johnny Turk Triumphant

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Hell in the Holy Land


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This chapter examines the British Egyptian Expeditionary Force's (EEF) campaign in Gaza, Palestine. This First Battle of Gaza was the greatest test yet for the EEF and its commander in chief, Archie Murray. The objectives of Great Britain in this campaign include the maintenance of her maritime supremacy, the preservation of the balance of power in Europe, and the security of Egypt, India, and the Persian Gulf. This chapter also discusses the highlights of the campaign or the battle and describes the challenges faced by the soldiers.

Keywords:   EEF, First Battle of Gaza, Palestine, Archie Murray, Great Britain, maritime supremacy, Egypt, India, Persian Gulf

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