Seven Pillars of Wisdom - Book V Marking Time Chapter 55 - 68 Summary & Analysis

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Book V Marking Time Chapter 55 - 68 Summary and Analysis

The taking of Akaba represents the end of the Hejaz war. The next step is the taking of Syria with the Arabs and British working together. Akaba gives the Arabs a position to be a part of Allenby's Sinai army. The capture of Akaba results is Feisal's army being transferred to Allenby's command, which is where Feisal's equipment now comes from.

The houses in Akaba are in a state of ruin from the battle. There is hunger in the city, especially since the Arabs have taken more than seven hundred prisoners and they have no money; of course, there is no market to spend the money in even if they had money. Things are so bad that some of the officer prisoners think that the lack of provisions is a tactic...

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