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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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“Bloody Bull’s Loose”

“Bloody Bull’s Loose”

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Hell in the Holy Land


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This chapter examines the selection of General Sir Edmund Allenby to replace Archie Murray as commander in chief of the British Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF). Allenby reorganized the EEF and installation strict discipline. Despite this, he was able to earn the respect of the soldiers by making his presence felt with the rank and file. This chapter also describes Allenby's strategy of capturing Gaza with a surprise attack of Beersheba.

Keywords:   Edmund Allenby, EEF, Archie Murray, soldiers, military reorganization, discipline, Beersheba, Gaza

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