Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Amman Falls

Thursday 26th September 1918

Yesterday in Palestine the advance begun with such success on 19th September notched up another success yesterday with the capture of the important town of Amman(1). We have just heard that this morning the Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, general Sir Edmund Allenby issued the following communique: "I desire to convey to all ranks and all arms of the Force under my command, my admiration and thanks for their great deeds of the past week, and my appreciation of their gallantry and determination, which have resulted in the total destruction of the VIIth and VIIIth Turkish Armies opposed to us. Such a complete victory has seldom been known in all the history of war."

(1) Now capital of Jordan.

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