Egypt, Palestine, Syria (First World War)

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Also see

Regimental and Corps Histories

  • History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery : the Forgotten Fronts and the Home Base 1914-18 by Sir Martin Farndale 1988. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01008145796
  • A History of the Transport Services of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force 1916-1917-1918 by Brevet Lieut.-Col. G.E. Badcock 1925. UIN: BLL01016303068 . Also available HathiTrust Digital Library for those with University access, but c 2021 should generally be available to those in North America etc.

External links

Photographs online

Maps online

Historical books online

  • History of the Great War: Military Operations, Egypt & Palestine: From the Outbreak of War with Germany to June 1917 by Lieut-General Sir George MacMunn and Captain Cyril Falls HMSO 1928. Volume 2 June 1917 to the End of the War: Part 1 by Cyril B Falls 1930 From June 1917 to the End of the War Part II by Cyril Falls 1930 . Archive.org versions, mirrors from Digital Library of India: Vol. 1, Vol. 2:1, Vol. 2:2.
Online maps, either from the above volumes, or from an additional volume are available through the National Library of Australia's Search, using title: Military Operations, Egypt & Palestine/Add limits: Map and Online. From the results select Maps, and Online. Sixteen maps have been noted.
The above volumes, including maps, are also available in reprint editions (from Naval & Military Press) on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3.com as one digital book Military Operations Egypt and Palestine located in Military Books-located by the Search/Egypt, noting the volumes are displayed out of order.
  • History of the Great War based on official documents. Order of Battle of Divisions Parts 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B and 4 all by Major A.F. Becke (London: HMSO, 1935-1945) are available in reprint editions[2], which in turn are available as one digital book of 1224 pages titled Order of Battle of Divisions on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3, located in Military Books-located by the Search/Britain. Includes Egypt and Palestine.
  • Report of the Committee on the Lessons of the Great War 13 Oct 1932 includes "Appendix IV Palestine" (Details[3].) Also known as the Kirke Report it is available in a reprint edition,[4] which in turn is available online on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3, located in Military Books-located by the Search/Britain.
  • The Australian Imperial Force in Sinai and Palestine, 1914-1918 by H S Gullett 1923 Archive.org. Volume VII, The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918. The Preface states “The story… in its bolder features covers the whole British force”.
Page 238 Khaki and Gown : an Autobiography by Field-Marshal Lord Birdwood 1941. Archive.org Books to Borrow/Lending Library. Late November 1914 Birdwood was appointed Corps Commander Australian and New Zealand contingent in Egypt.
A Summary of the Strategy and Tactics of the Egypt and Palestine Campaign with Details of the 1917-18 Operations Illustrating the Principles of War by Lieut. Col. A. Kearsey, 2nd edition revised 1932 is available in a reprint edition, [6] which in turn is available as on online book on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3.com under Egypt And Palestine Campaign located in Military Books-located by the Search/Egypt. Originally published 1928 as The Events, Strategy and Tactics of the Palestine Campaign.
  • The Palestine Campaigns by Lieut.-General Sir Archibald P Wavell 3rd edition, 8th impression 1941, first published 1928. Archive.org, mirror from Digital Library of India. A book in the series Campaigns and their Lessons.
Allenby, a Study in Greatness; the Biography of Field-Marshal Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Felixstowe, G.C.B., G.C.M.G. by General Sir Archibald Wavell, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East. 1940 Archive.org.
Allenby In Egypt, being Volume II of Allenby: a Study in Greatness, first published 1943. The years from 1920. Version 1; Version 2-page 8 noted to be incorrect, but photographs may be marginally better. Archive.org, both mirrors from Digital Library of India.
How Jerusalem was Won : being the Record of Allenby's Campaign in Palestine by W T Massey, 1920 Archive.org
Allenby's Final Triumph by W T Massey 1920 Archive.org
Nile to Aleppo, with the Light-Horse in the Middle-East by Hector Dinning, Captain, Australian Army. 1920 Archive.org
With the Anzacs in Cairo by Guy Thornton. Librivox audio. Archive.org
A vision of the possible; what the R.A.M.C. might become; an account of some of the medical work in Egypt together with a constructive criticism of the R.A.M.C by James W Barrett, Temporary Lieut-Col RAMC 1919 Archive.org
The War Work of the Y.M.C.A. in Egypt by James W. Barrett, Temporary Lieut-Col RAMC 1919 Hathi Trust Digital Library
The online JRAMC extracts are easier to read, but missing three parts. Gallipoli Chapters 5-9, the remaining chapters are in respect of Egypt and Palestine. Chapters 1-3, missing May 1936, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12, 13, 14-15, 16, 17, 18-19, 20, missing April 1937, 22, 23, 24, 25-26, 27, 28, 29, missing Dec 1937.
Part 12 includes details of the types of camel cacolets [litters] used to transport the wounded.
"The Tale of the Tara" page 253 True Stories of the Great War, Volume II. Editor in Chief Francis Trevelyan Miller 1917. Archive.org

References

  1. PassTHE knowledge by Akhi Soufyan
  2. Order of Battle of Divisions by A.F. Becke Part 1, Parts 2A and 2B, Parts 3A and 3B, Part 4. Index by Ray Westlake. Naval & Military Press reprint editions.
  3. Greenwoodman. Official Inquiry into Conduct of WW1 Great War Forum 19 June 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  4. Report of the Committee on the Lessons of the Great War Naval & Military Press reprint edition.
  5. ‪Palestine: The Ottoman Campaigns of 1914–1918‬ by Edward J. Erickson 2016. Sample pages only. Google Books.
  6. Strategy and Tactics of the Egypt and Palestine Campaign by Kearsey. Naval & Military Press.
  7. michaeldr. Royal Engineers soldier abandoned in Gallipoli Great War Forum 29 June 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  8. Page 23 Behind the Lawrence Legend: The Forgotten Few Who Shaped the Arab Revolt by Philip Walker 2018 Google Books.
  9. History of No.30 Squadron RAF. Egypt and Mesopotamia 1914 to 1919 Naval & Military Press.
  10. Turner Donovan December 2019, Item 110.
  11. "We Will Remember Them All" William Regan (68) Field Artillery Brigade. November 05, 2018. orientalvagabonds.com


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