The Arab Revolt: Operation Hedgehog


This picture shows three of the prime movers behind the Arab campaign in Palestine and Syria meet for tea at Wadi Quntilla in August 1917. Seated centre are Jafar Pasha al-Askari, the Emir Feisal and Colonel Pierce C. Joyce. Jafar Pasha was a former Ottoman officer who commanded the Arab Regular army from 1917. Joyce, a colonel in the Connaught Rangers who had been serving in Egypt since 1907, was commanding officer of Operation Hedgehog, the British military mission to the Arab Northern Army.

Image courtesy of Imperial War Museum


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