Min­utes from cap­ture

All About History - - GREATEST BATTLES | BATTLE OF MEGIDDO -

Rid­ing for Nazareth, where Li­man has his head­quar­ters, the Royal Glouces­ter­shire Hus­sars ar­rive on the 20th just af­ter dawn. Ot­toman com­mu­ni­ca­tions are so scram­bled, so the cav­alry unit’s ap­proach is the first the gen­eral knows of the scale of the bat­tle. He es­capes, one ac­count say­ing still in py­ja­mas, even­tu­ally reach­ing Deraa.

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