Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Aqaba (1917)

Though not a particularly large battle (the Arab rebels had about 5000 men with them against less than a thousand Ottoman defenders), the Battle of Aqaba was important because it came shortly after the Arabs had suffered their first serious defeat of the World War I Arab Revolt, and because it allowed the Arabs to… Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Aqaba (1917)

Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Aqaba (1917)

Though not a particularly large battle (the Arab rebels had about 5000 men with them against less than a thousand Ottoman defenders), the Battle of Aqaba was important because it came shortly after the Arabs had suffered their first serious defeat of the World War I Arab Revolt, and because it allowed the Arabs to… Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Aqaba (1917)