Seven Pillars of Wisdom - Book III A Railway Diversion Chapters 28 - 38 Summary & Analysis

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Book III A Railway Diversion Chapters 28 - 38 Summary and Analysis

The British-Arab victory at Wejh stopped the Turkish advance toward Mecca; the Turks were now busy defending Medina and the railway which they knew would be the object of attack soon. Guns and munitions continue to be a problem. The Arab troops do not have the equipment they need to adequately fight the Turks and are badly out-armed. It takes a year for Bremond to order the Suez batteries to assist the Arab cause, and it is his superior, a Major Course, who finally gives the order. This allows Lawrence and his groups, with the Arab troops, to enter Damascus. Feisal now has Jaafar Pasha, a captured Turkish officer, as a commander. Jaafar Pasha had escaped and then was re-captured when Feisal heard about him. King Hussein refused to...

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