Saturday 25 November 2017

Patrolling in Palestine

Sunday 25th November 1917

The adjutant of 1st/5th Battalion has wired with news. The Battalion continues to advance in far-off Palestine. It is thought an attack against the Turks in the vicinity of Jaffa is impending. The enemy are close to the port, on the north bank of the River Yarkon, and so preventing its use by allied shipping.

The Bedfords sent out scouts yesterday to try to determine the strength of the enmy positions. Apparently they saw around twenty enemy cavalry but no other sign of activity

Source: X550/6/8

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