The Arab Revolt 1916–18

The Arab Revolt 1916–18

Lawrence sets Arabia ablaze

Campaign 202
  • Author: David Murphy
  • Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Short code: CAM 202
  • Publication Date: 10 Nov 2008
  • ISBN: 9781846033391
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

The Arab Revolt of 1916-18 was one of the most dramatic events of World War I. It resulted in the birth of the modern Middle East and also created one of the most enduring myths of the war: the story of Lawrence of Arabia. This book examines the revolt, describing and analyzing the background and events of the uprising. Breaking the process into several broad phases, the author examines the initial capture of coastal towns like Jeddah, followed by the raids on the Hijaz Railway, the seizure of Aqaba and the northward push of the Arab Army at Gaza, Jerusalem, Megiddo and Damascas. Finally, this book describes how a local Arab rebellion grew to form a major part of Allied operations in the Middle East, as Arab tribesman who were merely troublesome raiders developed into a force which could oppose brigade-sized Turkish columns by 1918.

Biographical Note

David Murphy was born in Dublin in 1968 and is a graduate of both University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. He is a contributor to the Dictionary of Irish Biography, and has published three books and numerous articles. His previous publications for Osprey Publishing include Elite 147: Irish Regiments in the World Wars and Warrior 115: Condottiere 1300-1500. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects. He is a keen wargamer and modelmaker. He is based in Nottinghamshire, UK


Origins of the campaign
Opposing commanders
Opposing armies
Opposing plans
The Arab Revolt
The legacy of the Arab Revolt
The battlefield today
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