Monday 29 October 2018

Dramatic News from Palestine

Tuesday 29th October 1918

Here in France we have all been caught up in the story of the great allied advance and the wild hope that the war will soon be over. It seems that, in another part of the World, it is over. News has reached us this evening that Turkish forces will declare an armistice and lay down their arms tomorrow.

This news has had an electrifying effect on the men here at the front. Many of them have brothers, cousins, friends in Palestine, in shallow graves in Gallipoli or lying below the desert sand in Egypt. They feel the enemy has "had his hash settled" in no uncertain fashion and see these events as a hopeful prelude to victory here in a few days or weeks.

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