With the Turks in Palestine
A primary objecctive of the British war effort against the Ottoman Empire was to neutralize the threat that Ottoman troops posed to the Suez Canal, which was a vital transportation nexus connecting the British homeland to its overseas territories. A successful blockade of the canal by the Turks would have threatened to starve the British of war materials as well as reinforcements from itscolonies.
British forces waged a bloody campaign against determined Ottoman resistance, first pushing the Turks out of the Sinai Peninsula and then into what is now modern day Israwl and Palestine. The British capture of Jerusalem paved the way for the establishment of the British mandate over the Holy Land and the eventual creation of the state of Israel.
"With the Turks in Palestine" describes what it was like to live under Ottoman rule before the British conquest: the corruption and mismanagement of the empire, the petty cruelty of officials and gendermes. It helps explan why the Turks had trouble garnering the support of the subject peoples of the Empire, most of whom were not too fond of the Ottomans.
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WITH THE TURKS IN PALESTINE
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