Carnage along the escape route
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.