What was the Battle of Beersheba (1917)?

Introduction The Battle of Beersheba (Turkish: Birüssebi Muharebesi, German: Schlacht von Birüssebi) was fought on 31 October 1917, when the British Empire’s Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) attacked and captured the Yildirim Army Group garrison at Beersheba, beginning the Southern Palestine Offensive of the Sinai and Palestine campaign of World War I. Infantry from the 60th… Read More

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Genuine World War I Compass

A genuine compass from World War I brought in by one of my wife’s patient’s at her GP practice, being held by my eldest son. The patient, a collector of military memorabilia, brought it in knowing my son and I are interested in military history. It was a privilege to view this piece, and also… Read More