Middle east map pre ww1. Map created by ralph peters and originally published in the armed forces journal via wikimedia. On the eve of world war i the anticipated break up of the enfeebled ottoman empire raised hopes among both zionists and arab nationalists. When the united states of america joined the allies on the battlefields of france and belgium in ww1 in april 1917 the us army expeditionary force did not possess any tanks. 42 introduction 19 mar 10 abbreviations used in airway manual awis aerodrome weather information service awos automated weather observing system awss aviation weather.
The last battles in august of 1918 the allied commanders on the western front decided to go on the offensive. The zionists hoped to attain support from one of the great powers for increased jewish immigration and eventual sovereignty in palestine whereas the arab nationalists wanted an independent arab state. Balance of powers enables players to game the entire first world war in a hex and chit format at the army corps and naval squadron level from the diplomatic crisis of july 1914 through countless air land and naval battles until europe reaches an armistice which can occur as late as may 1919. Starting on august 8th a series of battles were fought called the hundred days offensive.
The sykespicot agreement s a k s p i k o officially known as the asia minor agreement was a secret 1916 agreement between the united kingdom and france to which the russian empire assented.