Battle of Jerusalem - Wikipedia. The Battle of Jerusalem occurred during the British Empire's . Before Jerusalem could be secured, two battles were recognised by the British as being fought in the Judean Hills to the north and east of the Hebron. These were the Battle of Nebi Samwill from 1. November and the Defence of Jerusalem from 2.
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December 1. 91. 7. They also recognised within these Jerusalem Operations, the successful second attempt on 2. December 1. 91. 7 to advance across the Nahr el Auja, as the Battle of Jaffa, although Jaffa had been occupied as a consequence of the Battle of Mughar Ridge on 1. November. The loss of Jaffa and Jerusalem, together with the loss of 5. Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) advance from Gaza, after the capture of Beersheba, Gaza, Hareira and Sheria, Tel el Khuweilfe and the Battle of Mughar Ridge, constituted a grave setback for the Ottoman Army and the Ottoman Empire. This line ran from well to the north of Jaffa on the maritime plain, across the Judean Hills to Bireh north of Jerusalem, and continued eastwards of the Mount of Olives. With the capture of the road from Beersheba to Jerusalem via Hebron and Bethlehem, together with substantial Ottoman territory south of Jerusalem, the city was secured.
On 1. 1 December, General Edmund Allenby humbly entered the Old City on foot through the Jaffa Gate instead of horse or vehicles to show respect for the holy city. He was the first Christian in many centuries to control Jerusalem, which is a very important site for many faiths. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Lloyd George described the capture as . The battle was a great morale boost for the British Empire. As the Ottoman III Corps (Seventh Army) reached Jerusalem via the Hebron road after its defeat at Beersheba, it was ordered to develop defences around Jerusalem. This corps held the city while the XX Corps retreated from Junction Station into the Judean Hills towards Jerusalem.
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As they retired the XX Corps left strong rearguards to stop or slow the British advance. Time was needed to construct defences and for reorganisation of the depleted and disorganised Seventh Army. When they arrived in the city XX Corps took over responsibility for Jerusalem's defences, while III Corps continued to move northwards from Jerusalem along the Nablus road. The document, scheduled to be signed on 3 March 1. Russian troops from the war. All German forces on the eastern front could then turn their attention to fighting British and French forces elsewhere.
His front- line forces had been fighting and advancing for an extended period fighting many miles from their bases and were tired and depleted. Such a counterattack could well see them driven back to Gaza and Beersheba. He decided to quickly attack Fevzi Pasha's Ottoman 7th Army in the Judean Hills with the hope of capturing Jerusalem. However, these were already operating at considerable distances from the railhead and base areas, and as a result the advance was forced to pause on 1.
November to enable supplies to be brought forward by columns under corps control, which had been sent back to railhead for rations and supplies. Only lorries of the British Army Service Corps (ASC) Motor Transport companies and camels of the Egyptian Camel Transport Corps could use the single, narrow, poorly metalled road from Gaza to Junction Station. Between Gaza and Beit Hanun the road was unsealed and deep in sand making it difficult for lorries to proceed, even with a light load of one ton.
Supplies were also shipped by sea and landed at Wadi Sukereir, and later at Jaffa. Lack of infrastructure at Jaffa meant all supplies brought via ship had to be cross- loaded onto surf boats, which then had to be unloaded on the beaches. Such operations were heavily dependent on the weather, so the amount of supplies transported by sea was limited. But feeding an army dependent on horses was a huge task; the marching ration of a horse was 9. Even this small amount, which lacked any bulk food, when multiplied by the 2. Desert Mounted Corps, worked out at over 1. One hundred lorries would be needed for the horses as well as transportation for rations required by the troops in the front line.
These companies of horse- and mule- drawn wagons could operate to serve their brigades during brigade operations and when required could form into divisional trains during divisional operations. A forward lorry- head was established at Ramleh, where the loads were dumped and the Transport Companies distributed the supplies to the forward units. Members of the Egyptian Labour Corps (as second drivers) worked alongside the Australian Army Service Corps transporting, loading, and unloading the General Service and Limber wagons of supplies ordered by the brigades. The huge endeavour was administered by the supply sections in a similar fashion to the divisional ammunition columns which also worked to supply ammunition to the fighting units in a similarly continuous operation.
Barrow) and the Anzac Mounted Division (Major General E. Chaytor) to continue the advance on Ramleh and Lud about 5 miles (8. Junction Station.
Godwin) at Abu Shusheh. This charge has been described as even more daring than that at Mughar Ridge, owing to the rocky nature of the ground over which the horsemen attacked.
Meldrum) secured the left flank of the EEF by occupying Jaffa on 1. November. This city was captured as a result of the victory at Ayun Kara two days earlier, which forced the Ottoman Eighth Army to withdraw over the Nahr el Auja, which enters the sea 4 miles (6. Jaffa. As a result, the Seventh Army was forced to move further away from the coastal sector into the Judean Hills. Here, in front of Jerusalem, Ottoman infantry units created a defensive screen. In addition to rearguards left by the Ottoman Seventh Army's XX Corps as it retired into the hills, the Seventh Army had managed to establish a line of mainly single trenches running south and south- west on a series of heights up to 4 miles (6. Jerusalem, supported by well- sited redoubts. Hill) and the 7. 5th Division (Major General P.
Palin), and two mounted divisions; the Yeomanry and the Australian Mounted Divisions to begin the advance. And further north on the left of the 5. Lowland) Division, the Yeomanry Mounted Division was to move north and north east.
Their aim was to cut the Ottoman Seventh Army's lines of communication at Bireh, 8 miles (1. Jerusalem on the Jerusalem to Nablus road.
Mott) was to advance northwards along the Beersheba to Jerusalem road to take Hebron and Bethlehem before moving eastwards to secure the road from Jerusalem to Jericho. Philistine and Hittite, Babylonian and Assyrian, Egyptian and Roman and Greek, Frankish Knights of the Cross, all have passed this way, and all have watered the hill of Amwas with their blood. Moving up the railway line in the Wadi Surar on the right of infantry in the 7.
Division was the Anzac Mounted Division's 2nd Light Horse Brigade which was temporarily attached to the Australian Mounted Division. The brigade's 9th Light Horse Regiment carried out a turning movement up the Wadi es Selman north of Amwas to reach the village of Yalo 2 miles (3. After this successful operation the Australian Mounted Division withdrew to rest camp at the mouth of the Nahr Sukereir. Taking over the advance on the morning of 1. November infantry from the 7. Division found Amwas evacuated, but the advance guard of the Yeomanry Mounted Division's 8th Mounted Brigade, the 3rd County of London Yeomanry struggled to within 2 miles (3.
Beit Ur el Tahta that night, while the 2. Mounted Brigade reached Shilta. Although there were other ways through the hills, they were a tangle of unmapped, rough and rocky hill tracks and pathways. These guns had been brought forward by teams of up to eight horses to a gun the day before. No advance was possible after 1.
Saris. The forward infantry units of the 7. Division had advanced 1. They bivouacked astride the road, under fire from Ottoman snipers. In a few hours every wadi in the foothills and on the plain was in flood. The black soil plain, hard and firm during summer, became in these winter conditions sticky and heavy for marching and almost impassable for wheeled vehicles.
The temperature, which had been hot during the day and pleasant at night, dropped rapidly to become piercingly cold. The infantrymen had been marching light in their summer uniform of twill shorts and tunics. With only one blanket (and/or a Greatcoat), this gear gave little protection from the driving rain and bitter chill. Established on commanding ridges, these rearguards were made up of small groups dug in on the hills.
Each of these successive positions were attacked by Indian and Gurkha troops who outmanoeuvred the defenders. Situation at 1. 8: 0. November 1. 91. 7In addition to the Nahr Sukrerir line stretching to Beit Jibrin together with Summeil and El Tineh (where the Battle of Mughar Ridge was fought), the positions of the EEF and the Ottoman armies on the evening of 1. November 1. 91. 7 are shown on this sketch map. With its headquarters at Nablus, the Seventh Ottoman Army was deployed to defend Jerusalem; its left flank covered by the III Corps' 3rd Cavalry Division.
Infantry from the 2. Division was astride the Hebron to Jerusalem road. Infantry from the XX Corps' 5.
Division held a line in front of Nebi Samweil, with infantry from the 2. Division in reserve. Infantry defending Bireh on the Jerusalem to Nablus road were from the 2. Division, with infantry from the 1. Division on the road halfway between Bireh and Nablus. The Ottoman Eighth Army, with its headquarters at Tul Karm, deployed its XXII Corps on the Nahr el Auja. Stretching from the coast the 3rd, 7th, and 1.
Divisions were virtually in line with British infantry from the 5. East Anglian) Division further inland. The night was cold with heavy rain, and those without shelter suffered severely. No supplies arrived till noon the following day owing to congestion on the narrow tracks.