BATTLE OF MEGIDDO END ARMENIAN LEGION – 2014-3

The destruction of Turkish army in Palestine, Lebanon and Syria in autumn 1918

Summary

Samvel A. Poghosyan

One of the major hostilities of World War I was the Battle of Megiddo in September 1918. It went down in military history as a specific battle, where it became possible to preserve absolute confidentiality of the offensive’s directions, transfer of the troops; it was secured a close cooperation with the aviation and cavalry. The Armenian Legion, who fought under the French flag, participated and played a significant role in the victory of that battle. British General Allenby carried out the operation successfully, which led to the complete destruction of Turkish forces in Palestine, Lebanon and Syria and the regions have been liberated. As a result, the Ottoman Empire had to capitulate.

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