Tag Archive for Arab Revolt

ARAB REVOLT STALLS

Lawrence Seeks Leading Role British Eye Palestine; Seek Jewish Support Special to The Great War Project (4-9 December) As winter approaches in the Middle East a century ago, the British are divided on how to manage what has come to be called “the Arab Revolt.” The debate between the British command in London and the…

THE ARAB REVOLT STALLS

British Frustrated by Arab Inaction; The Arrival of a Legend-To-Be. Special to The Great War Project (8-11 October) By this time a century ago, the Arab Revolt in the Middle East — in the territories under the control of Hussein, the Sherif of Mecca — is four months old. For the Arabs and their British…

IT’S NOW A TEN FRONT WAR

Russians Mount Massive Offensive In Middle East, the Arab Revolt. British Lose a Leader Special to The Great War Project (2-5 June) It’s 2nd June, the day after the Jutland naval battle left thousands of sailors on both the British and German sides dead. The Germans launch “a massive attack,” reports historian Martin Gilbert, “on…

THE ‘GREAT LOOT’

Warring Nations Seek Carve Up of Middle East. Despite Losses, Britain Plots Desert War in Arabia, Iraq, Syria. Special to The Great War Project (15-17 September) By this moment a century ago, after more than a year of hideous slaughter in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, and in the seas of the North Atlantic,…

CLOAK-AND-DAGGER IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Ottoman Officer Surrenders; Tells a Remarkable Tale Conspirators Plotting the Arab Revolt. Special to The Great War Project (22-23 August) War – overt and covert – spreads in the Middle East. In Mesopotamia (now Iraq) the British offensive to seize Baghdad from Ottoman forces bogs down. Elsewhere in the Middle East, the British are focusing…