Seven Pillars of Wisdom, by T. E. Lawrence

Book Six. The Raid upon the Bridges

Chapters lxix to lxxxi

By November, 1917, Allenby was ready to open a general attack against the Turks along his whole front. The Arabs should have done the same in their sector: but I was afraid to put everything on a throw, and designed instead the specious operation of cutting the Yarmuk Valley Railway, to throw into disorder the expected Turkish retreat. This half-measure met with the failure it deserved.

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