A BRIEF RECORD OF THE ADVANCE OF THE EGYPTIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE UNDER THE COMMAND OF GENERAL SIR EDMUND H.H. ALLENBY - July 1917 to October 1918. Published by Government Press and Survey of Egypt, Cairo, 1919. Dedicated copy to Rehavam Ze'evi by Deborah Zamir.
Report on the advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force under the command of General Allenby. The report describes the British military tactics against the Ottomans in the Land of Israel between July 1917 and October 1918 under the command of General Allenby. Among other things, the report presents the routes of battlefield progress, the various roles and commanders, the order and details of the troops, force dispositions and amounts of ammunition and fighting means. At the end of the report are 55 colored maps depicting the advance of British forces and retreat of Ottoman forces from south to north: from Gaza and Beersheba through Judea, Samaria and the Galilee, until the conquest of Damascus and northern Syria.
The "Egyptian Expeditionary Force" was the name of the British military formation stationed in Egypt during World War I. Its headquarters was in Cairo and its main role was defending the Suez Canal, the main lifeline to Britain's eastern colonies. The force was initially composed of Egyptian, Indian and other troops, but after the loyalty of Muslim forces was questioned, the composition changed and was replaced mainly by British and Australian regiments, as well as troops from India, New Zealand and France.
, 113,  p., 55 leaves (maps) +  leaf (print plate portrait of Allenby), 30 cm. Light tears in the spine. Used cover. Overall good condition.