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British troops resting after first two days of the Third Battle of Gaza, near Tira, Palestine, 2 November 1917

Photograph, World War One, Middle East (1914-1918), Palestine, 1917.

General Edmund Allenby's Egyptian Expeditionary Force was reorganised in Spring 1917 to break the stalemate against the Turks in Palestine. In Autumn 1917 they took the offensive with capture of Beersheba on 31 October 1917 and at the Third Battle of Gaza (1-7 November 1917). Victory turned the Turks out of their defensive positions, and the subsequent advance took the EEF to Jerusalem on 9 December 1917.

From a collection of photographs taken by Corporal Joseph Egerton, Shropshire Yeomanry in Sinai and Palestine.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2002-05-1-125


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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