Battles - The Palestine Front
This section contains details of the major actions fought on the Palestine Front during the First World War.
Aside from the three Gaza battles the list also includes British General Allenby's timely implementation of Prime Minister Lloyd George's directive to capture Jerusalem by Christmas 1917.
He did so, with two weeks to spare.
Additional entries will be added periodically.
|Defence of the Suez Canal||Opened 3 February 1915|
|Battle of Romani||Opened 3 August 1916|
|First Battle of Gaza||Opened 26 March 1917|
|Second Battle of Gaza||Opened 17 April 1917|
|Third Battle of Gaza||Opened 31 October 1917|
|Battle of Beersheba||Opened 31 October 1917|
|Battle of Mughar Ridge||Opened 13 November 1917|
|Fall of Jerusalem||Opened 8 December 1917|
One in five of the Australians and New Zealanders who left their country to fight in the war never returned; 80,000 in total.
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