|Place||Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Damascus|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1cm|
First World War, 1914-1918
Shadow Over the Desert: The Australian Light Horse, Lawrence of Arabia and the Fall of Damascus, 1 October 1918
34 page manuscript. The manuscript examines the debate regarding the surrender of Damascus on October 1st 1918. The manuscript examines official records relating to the fall of Damascus as well as the political motivations of those involved. The manuscript also examines the reactions of the officers of the Australian Light Horse to the debate. Finally the paper details the sequence of events around the fall of Damascus, and the situation and forces within the city as encountered by those entering it.