Seven Pillars of Wisdom - Book VI The Raid Upon the Bridges Chapters 69 - 81 Summary & Analysis

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Book VI The Raid Upon the Bridges Chapters 69 - 81 Summary and Analysis

It is now November 1917 and Allenby is staging a move against the Turks along the whole front of the Gaza-Beersheba line. The Turks, bolstered by a series of small victories, believe that most of the British officers are incompetent. General Bols and Dawnay, from Allenby's chief-of-staff, are a part of the party planning to help Lawrence and the others with the attack. His plan is that any attack must include a massive attack force using weapons and transport, since this is General Bols position. "We knew, better than Allenby, the enemy hollowness, and the magnitude of the British resources. We under-estimated the crippling effect of Allenby's too plentiful artillery, and the cumbrous intricacy of his infantry and cavalry, which moved only with rheumatic slowness. We...

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