Clash of Steel
for Military History & Aviation enthusiasts

Translate this Page

Search :

Second Battle of Gaza

Battle Name : Second Battle of Gaza

Date(s) : 17 April 1917 - 19 April 1917

Part of : First World War , The Palestine & Sinai Front ,

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between British & Allied Forces and Turkish Forces

Type of battle : Land


Gen Dobell made a second attempt on Gaza, by a frontal assault against by this time well prepared Turkish defences. The effort was doomed, and even though the Turks were outnumbered by two to one, and the British were using tanks and gas shells they were thrown back. Dobell was relieved of his command, Allenby taking his place.