Israel Affairs. Jul2010, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p434-454. 21p.
VOLUNTARY military service, SINAI Campaign, 1956, FINANCE, WEAPONS, FORTIFICATION, MILITARY mobilization, EQUIPMENT & supplies, and ISRAEL -- Defenses
This article deals with the Israeli volunteering movement that preceded the outbreak of the 1956 war and centred on two public endeavours: the Defence Fund (Keren HaMagen) designed to help fund acquisition of weapons and the Fortification of the Frontier (Bitzur Hasfar), a framework that sent volunteers to work on fortifications and assist frontier settlements. These two endeavours were an expression of David Ben-Gurion's pioneering outlook that sought to blend voluntary components and the use of the central powers of the state, parallel to putting Israeli society on the necessary footing in the year that preceded the Sinai war. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
WW1, horses, new zealand mounted rifles, sinai campaign, palestine campaign, and World War I
Several thousand of the New Zealand forces’ horses remained in the Middle East when the New Zealand Division sailed to France. These horses served with the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade in the Sinai and Palestine campaigns
WW1, camel corps, palestine campaign, sinai campaign, and World War I
The Imperial Camel Corps, which included two New Zealand companies, played a vital role in the Sinai and Palestine campaigns during the First World War. Between 400 and 450 New Zealanders fought in the Corps, and 41 died before the two New Zealand companies were disbanded in mid-1918.
ottoman empire, gallipoli campaign, sinai campaign, palestine campaign, kemal ataturk, and World War I
Few Kiwis today know much about one of our main First World War enemies, the Ottoman Empire - a sophisticated but often forgotten empire whose soldiers fought against New Zealand troops for four years in the Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine campaigns.
WW1, new zealand mounted rifles, sinai campaign, egyptian expeditionary force, and World War I
The Sinai campaign is less well known than other First World War campaigns like Gallipoli and those on the Western Front. But it was here, in the harsh, arid desert, that the Allies took the first major step towards their ultimate victory over the Ottoman Turks in the Middle East.