26 March 1917

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First Battle of Gaza

The first British attack on Gaza comes close to success, despite the town being heavily defended. British troops capture a key ridge and enter the town, but their commanders don't know this and order their men to pull back in the belief that the attack has failed and Turkish reinforcements have arrived.


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 26 March 1917, http://www.historyofwar.org/firstworldwar/daybyday/1917_03_26.html

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