Essay On Arab Revolution

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World War 1 resulted in many revolutions, many countries were formed while others seized to exist. However the Arab world saw a major splitting of land and later on one of the greatest revolutions in its history. So what is the Arab revolution and how did it affect the Arab world?
The Arab Revolt is an uprising started by Sharif Hussein bin Ali with the hope of gaining independence from the Ottomans and creating a united Arab State. Sharif Hussein forged an alliance with France and The United Kingdom on the 6th of June, 1916 and on the 10th of June 3500 Arabs siding with the Hashemite forces attacked the port of Jidda with the help of British Warships. By the end of September of that year, the Arabs had already taken the Rabegh, Yenbo, Qunfida and 6000 Ottoman …show more content…

The Battle of Aqaba was aimed to capture the last of the Ottoman ports at the Red Sea. This was one of the most important battles and its victory was essential as securing the port would open up more flank routes on Ottoman forces and it meant that British supplies had a much easier path to take to reach the forces of the Revolt. Lawrence and Auda along with 40 men recruited the Howeitat, a Syrian tribe known for their fighting on camels, and on the 6th of July, 1917 the Ottomans in Aqaba were defeated with very little Arab causalities.
After his victory in Aqaba, Lawrence travelled to the Suez to arrange a delivery of food from the Royal Navy to the Arab forces and Ottoman prisoners in Aqaba.
Under the command of British officers including Lawrence, the Arabs were very successful in weakening the Hejaz Railway. They were able to destroy trains and their tracks, capture Ottoman troops and steal military supply which would later on aid them in their fight. The main goal of their attacks on the Railway is to lower the number of Ottoman troops and to destroy the routes in which the Ottomans can supply

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