This Australian perspective has been well-researched and provides a view of highly successful desert campaigns during WWI. Descriptive text is supported by interesting and rare images through the body of the book – Most Highly Recommended.
NAME: Allenby's Gunners, Artillery in the Sinai & Palestine Campaign's 1916-1918 FILE: R2648 AUTHOR: David A Finlayson, Michael K Cecil PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: hard back PAGES: 376 PRICE: £30.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWI, World War 1, World War I, First World War, Great War, 1914-1918, artillery, armoured cars, light horse, mounted infantry, desert, Sinai, Palestine, Ottoman Empire, Arabs, war of movement ISBN: 1-52671-465-5 IMAGE: B2648.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/yapw48g8 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This Australian perspective has been well-researched and provides a view of highly successful desert campaigns during WWI. Descriptive text is supported by interesting and rare images through the body of the book – Most Highly Recommended. WWI has received heavily biased military history coverage. The trench warfare of the Western Front and the battle of attrition in Gallipoli have hogged the limelight for land warfare and many historians seem most interested in claiming WWI as a badly executed conflict under incompetent Generals. The Middle East has receive some attention but mainly in the form of Lawrence and his Arab columns. Italy and Africa have received proportionately little coverage. The highly successful campaigns in the Sinai and Palestine are very important, highly successful and deserving of much better coverage. This book looks at them through the prism of the artillery. A great story, told well and illustrated with some very rare images. The campaigns in Sinai and Palestine were very much Commonwealth campaigns with a very strong Australian component. As a war of movement, armoured cars, light horse and mounted infantry were essential components, free to move quickly across large and inhospitable terrain. This required adequate quantities of light and medium field artillery, including Indian Army mountain guns, but it also required heavy artillery against towns and fixed defences. Readers will find this a fascinating and absorbing study of an important, if neglected, part of WWI.