Car­nage along the es­cape route

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Fol­low­ing its ini­tial move, the 53rd Di­vi­sion re­de­ploys to block any east­ern Ot­toman re­treat, but stiff re­sis­tance pre­vents it reach­ing the Wadi Fara, a route into the Jor­dan Val­ley. Mustafa Ke­mal’s force rushes down the nar­row gorge, but is seen from above. Al­lied air­craft bomb and ma­chine-gun the col­umn. Rapidly wrecked ve­hi­cles and wag­ons to­tally block the road. Death and de­struc­tion en­sues.

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