Sunday 30 September 2018

Damascus Falls

Wednesday 2nd October 1918

As things are a little quieter in France and Belgium today it is opportune to report that Damascus fell to British and Imperial troops yesterday(1). I was able to speak to the adjutant of the 1st/5th Bedfords, who are in the vicinity of Haifa, after a nine mile march yesterday morning. They are on a beach to the west of the town near an old Franciscan convent. The town is out of bounds to all ranks. It is the adjutant's opinion that the Turks cannot last much longer and must soon sue for peace.

Source: X550/6/8

(1) Now the capital of Syria

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