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#1 27-05-2015 20:06:30

seagerthomas
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The Arab Revolt

This Turkish bayonet was almost certainly picked up during the Arab Revolt against the Turks, perhaps at Aqaba. I was given it in the 1970s by a retired Royal Marine, Reginald Thomas. He told me that he served in East Africa and in the Middle East (in the Royal Marine Light Infantry), where he claimed to have met met T.E. Lawrence. The bayonet, he said, came from Africa. But there were no Turks in Africa. Marine Thomas’ service record, however, shows that he served on HMS Euryalus (the fourth) from January 1917, when it was part of the naval support to the Revolt and played a prominent role in the capture of Aqaba. I have been unable to find out what role exactly the Royal Marine Light Infantry played in this campaign.

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#2 28-05-2015 03:17:21

NZMark
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Registered: 08-04-2011
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Re: The Arab Revolt

Wonderful!


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#3 28-05-2015 09:49:22

herrzark
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Re: The Arab Revolt

Great,amazing


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#4 28-05-2015 10:26:04

Sebastian.V
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From: Paris
Registered: 06-04-2011
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Re: The Arab Revolt

Just Brillant

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