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Hell in the Holy Land: World War I in the Middle East

David R. Woodward


In the modern popular imagination, the British Army's campaign in the Middle East during World War I is considered somehow less brutal than the fighting on European battlefields. A romantic view of this conflict has been further encouraged by such films as Lawrence of Arabia and The Light Horsemen. This book uses graphic eyewitness accounts from the diaries, letters, and memoirs of British soldiers who fought in that war to describe in rigorous detail the genuine experience of the fighting and dying in Egypt and Palestine. The massive flow of troops and equipment to Egypt eventually made that ... More

Keywords: British Army, Middle East, World War I, British soldiers, Egypt, Palestine, desert, Great War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780813123837
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813123837.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David R. Woodward, author