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The Ottoman Empire

  • The Ottoman Empire

    Few Kiwis today know much about one of our main First World War enemies, the Ottoman Empire - a sophisticated but often forgotten empire whose soldiers fought against New Zealand troops for four years in the Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine campaigns.

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  • Page 8 – The Arab Revolt, 1916-18

    The rise of its Arab subjects against the Ottoman Empire in the later years of the First World War saw them fight alongside the British forces, though ultimately they were

  • Page 11 – The Ottoman Army

    There were some Arab and even a few non-Muslim officers in the Ottoman Army in 1914, but all the senior military commands were held by Turks.

  • Main image: Mounted Arab troops

    Sharif Sharraf and camel mounted Arab troops on the march in the desert near Jebel Serd, March 1917.