Battle of Megiddo

After securing the capture of Jerusalem General Allenby planned a campaign that would knock Turkey out of World War 1. His Desert Mounted Corps succeeded in sweeping through the Turkish lines in an action which was to take them all the way through Palestine, supported on their right flank by Lawrence and his Arab irregulars.

The lasting legacy of the battle of Megiddo was that it revealed the nature of a modern ‘Blitzkrieg’ style campaign, producing a profound change in military thought and tactics – and foreshadowing the advance of Hitler’s Panzers across Europe 20 years later.

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