The primary effort for the British in the Middle East in 1917 would be an attack out of Egypt and into Palestine.
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A World Undone by G.J. Meyer
Peace to end All Peace by David Fromkin
Fall of the Ottomans by Eugene Rogan
The Ottoman Endgame by Sean McMeekin
First World War in the Middle East by Kristian Ulrichsen
Cavalry, Firepower, and Swords: The Australian Light Horse and the Tactical Lessons of Cavalry Operations in Palestine, 1916-1918 by Jean Bou
Chemical Warfare and the Palestine Campaign, 1916-1918 by Yigal Sheffy
General Allenby and the Campaign of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, June 1917 – November 1919 by Matthew Dominic Hughes
The World War I Campaigns of Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and T.E. Lawrence: A Comparison of Two Types of Guerrilla Warfare by Harold Coker Stevens