El Burj, 1 December 1917

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Tosun Saral
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Post by Tosun Saral » 16 Feb 2007 00:22

Source: Memories of Lt. Col.Huseyin Husnu Emir (Maj. Gen.Erkilet) (Look at axis) chief of staff of the Army Group Yildirim.
The book: "Yildirim" printed by ATASE (Turkish Military History and Strategical Studies of General Staf), Ankara, 2002, p.243

... there was silence at the Hollender Detachment which was stationed at the right of 54th Div. The 54th divison commander ordered that both Nasuhi Bey Detachment and Assault battalion of 19th Divison under the command of Nasuhi Bey was going to assault El Burj on the night of Nov. 30th."
Dec. 1st:
...Assault Battalion of 19th Div. and Nasuhi Bey Detachment assaulted El Burj. They gained a MG. But enemy forces which turned at the rear of the assault group coused high casualties. They were driven to the hills at the north of the road."

TS' note: He desnt mention name of any german officer.

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