Shadow Over the Desert: The Australian Light Horse, Lawrence of Arabia and the Fall of Damascus, 1 October 1918

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Damascus
Accession Number MSS2083
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Coleman, Lachlan
Date made 2007
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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.