Seven Pillars of Wisdom/Book V

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Book IV. Extending to Akaba Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Book Five. Marking Time
written by Thomas Edward Lawrence
Book VI. The Raid upon the Bridges
1926.



Book Five. Marking Time

Chapters LV to LXVIII

Our capture of Akaba closed the Hejaz war, and gave us the task of helping the British invade Syria. The Arabs working from Akaba became virtual right wing of Allenby's army in Sinai.

To mark the changed relation Feisal, with his army, was transferred to Allenby's command. Allenby now became responsible for his operations and equipment. Meanwhile we organized the Akaba area as an unassailable base, from which to hinder the Hejaz railway.