The Battle of Beersheba: Two Faded Photos Solve 100-year-old Mystery About Epic WWI Battle

No one could figure out how the Turks knew that the British were planning their surprise attack, but one professor decided to dig deeper

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Reenactment of the Battle of Beersheba when British and ANZAC forces captured Beersheba from the Ottoman Empire during the World War I, as part of the 100 years anniversary in near Beersheba, Oct. 29, 2017.
Reenactment of the Battle of Beersheba when British and ANZAC forces captured Beersheba from the Ottoman Empire during the World War I, near Beersheba, Oct. 29, 2017.Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz
Nir Hasson
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"The Battle of Be'er Sheva": Descendants of soldiers from Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), riding along the trail their ancestors took to Be'er Sheva to fight Turks in WWI. Oct. 29, 2017Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz
Reenactment of the Battle of Beersheba when British and ANZAC forces captured Beersheba from the Ottoman Empire during the World War I, near Beersheba, Oct. 29, 2017. Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz
100-year-old photos reveal why Turks waited for the British army during the epic WWI Battle of Be’er ShevaCredit: Courtesy Prof. Benjamin Z. Kedar

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