|Maker||Power, H Septimus (Artist)|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Measurement||framed: 181 x 272.5 cm x 12.5 cm ; Unframed 152.5 x 244.0|
Depicts an unusual event that occurred on 28 September 1918. After the capture of Amman on the 25 September, the 5th Light Horse Brigade was ordered south along the Hejaz railway to intercept a Turkish force near Ziza, about 5,000 strong, which was moving north from Maan in an attempt to escape to Damascus. Australian forces permitted surrendering Turks to keep their arms in case they were attacked by hostile Arab tribesmen. The Turks, fearful of the Beni Sakr Arabs in the surrounding hills, waiting to loot and kill, were reluctant to give up their arms when surrendering to the Australians.