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Book V. Marking Time Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Book Six. The Raid upon the Bridges
written by Thomas Edward Lawrence
Book VII. The Dead Sea Campaign
1926.



Book Six. The Raid upon the Bridges

Chapters LXIX to LXXXI

By November, 1917, Allenby was ready to open a general attack against the Turks along his whole front. The Arabs should have done the same in their sector: but I was afraid to put everything on a throw, and designed instead the specious operation of cutting the Yarmuk Valley railway, to throw into disorder the expected Turkish retreat. This half-measure met with the failure it deserved.