During the late summer and the fall of 1918 the attention of the United States was more or less concentrated on the progress of events on the western front. Yet during the month of September when the Allied forces in France were commencing the last great offensive in that theater of war, the Egyptian Expeditionary Force under Allenby was achieving a victory over the Turkish arms which had a stupendous influence on the war as a whole, and the importance of which may not be fully realized. By the crushing blows which were dealt the Turkish Army the submission, not only of Turkey, but also of Bulgaria and Austria was hastened, and Germany was left alone to face the ever increasing Allied pressure in Europe.
Air Operations in Palestine
By Lieutenant Forrest Sherman, U. S. Navy