Topic: BatzJ - Es Salt
During the Amman Raid of late March, early April 1918, when the British 60th Infantry Division concentrated in the Wadi Nueiameh north of Jericho, the Turks reinforced their defences on the east bank of the Jordan River near the El Ghoriniye Bridge. [Later, the El Ghoriniye Bridge was renamed as the Allenby Bridge.] The Turks deployed some 600 infantry, and also sent two squadrons of cavalry to the support of this force at the Makhadet Hajlah ford about 10km south of the bridge. The picture below details those Turkish trenches at Makhadet Hajlah ford by the Jordan River.
Turkish trenches at Makhadet Hajlah ford.
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Citation: Turkish trenches at Makhadet Hajlah ford by the Jordan River