From Jerusalem to Baghdad. The Campaigns of 1917 in the Middle East Cover Image

Din Ierusalim în Bagdad. Campaniile anului 1917 în Orientul Mijlociu
From Jerusalem to Baghdad. The Campaigns of 1917 in the Middle East

Author(s): Dragoş ILINCA
Subject(s): History, Military history, Recent History (1900 till today)
Published by: Editura Militară
Keywords: Middle East;Edmund Allenby;Arab Revolt;Ottoman Empire;Palestine;Mesopotamian Campaign;Egyptian Expeditionary Force;Kut;Basra;Jerusalem;

Summary/Abstract: Researching on the First World War in the Middle East is still in the initial stages in spite of the shared opinion on the particular relevance of this event for the future development of Modern Middle East. The reasons of this situation are multiple and complex in their nature. Nevertheless, the events that occurred in the Middle East during the entire period of First World War correspond with the patterns of the most intense operational theaters. To a similar extent, the military sequences opened in the Middle East should be seen through the same lens of the dramatic confrontations erupted in Europe after the assassination in Sarajevo. From this perspective, the events occurred during 1917 should be analyzed in conjunction with the evolutions developed in the relative distant areas like France, Caucasus and the Balkans. Seen from the belligerents’ perspective, the operational record of this period is one of the most intensive one, including fierce fighting as was the case of those occurred in Southern Palestine and Mesopotamia. Although, it was treated as one of the secondary fronts, the events occurred during this period had a strategic impact for the overall war effort of the involved countries.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 31-41
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian