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Map showing military movements and battle sites in the Palestine campaign of 1917-18
‘The end of a good pal’. This New Zealand Mounted Rifles horse received shrapnel wounds to the neck and shoulder during a bombing raid by Turkish aircraft, 1916-17. The horse had to be put down because of the severity of its wounds.These photos were taken by Private Fred Albert Crum, who served with the Mounted Field Ambulance, New Zealand Medical Corps during the Sinai and Palestine campaigns. He died of wounds on 9 April 1917.
Lieutenant-Colonel John Findlay watches shells drop amongst the horses of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment during the Second Battle of Gaza, April 1917.
Troopers of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles water their horses during a dust storm at Beersheba, Palestine, November 1917.Lack of water for men and animals was a serious problem during the campaigns in Sinai and Palestine. In late 1917, just before the Battle of Ayun Kara, some horses went without water for up to 72 hours. In his history of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, The story of two campaigns (p. 243),  C.G. Nicol recalls the response of one horse when water arrived: [T]he old pack horse, smelling the water, struggled to his feet and staggered up to the group.
This map locates the 61 cemeteries in the Mediterranean, Gallipoli and the Middle East in which there are graves or memorials for members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who died during the First World War. For each cemetery we have indicated the number of NZEF personnel buried or memorialised there, and provided a link to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for more information.
Ottoman light artillery in action at Harcira in Palestine, 1917.
Map showing the area of operations during the Sinai (1916-17) and Palestine (1917-18) campaigns
A German Rumpler C.I. reconnaissance biplane arrives in Jerusalem, 1917.
A column of Ottoman cavalry move along a road near Jerusalem, April 1917.
The Lewis Gun was an American-designed light automatic machine gun used by the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade in Sinai and Palestine, 1916-17.
The French designed Hotchkiss M1909 light machine gun was used by the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade from March 1917 through to the end of the First World War.
German made version of the Ottoman War Medal, often mistakenly referred to as the 'Gallipoli Star' by Anzac and British troops.
British infantry on the march, Palestine.
Arab soldiers of T.E. Lawrence's force enter Damascus, Syria, October 1918.
Lieutenant-General 'Harry' Chauvel, commander of the Desert Mounted Corps, rides through Damascus, escorted by a squadron of the 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment, October 1918.
A party led by the Mayor of Jerusalem attempts to deliver a letter of surrender to two British soldiers, December 1917.
Indian cavalry of the Jodhpore and Mysore Lancers, 16th (Imperial Service) Cavalry Brigade passing through Haifa follow the city's capture from Ottoman forces, September 1918.
Sentries of the 3/3rd Gurkha Rifles in a front-line trench in Palestine.
The shell-damaged interior of the mosque in Gaza, November 1917.
Lieutenant-General Sir Edmund Allenby KCB, commander of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) in Sinai and Palestine, 1917-1919.