Turkish machine gun company, 31 October 1917
Photograph, World War One, Middle East (1914-1918), Palestine, 1917.
Turkish machine gunners in position before General Edmund Allenby's Egyptian Expeditionary Force attacked at Beersheba on 31 October 1917. The town was captured after a set-piece assault by the infantry of the 60th and 74th Divisions and a daring charge by the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade.
One of 128 photographs collected by Major C E Lugard, East Surrey Regiment and Royal Flying Corps, 1914-1944.
NAM Accession Number
National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection