Allenby, a Study in Greatness: The Biography of Field-Marshal Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Felixstowe, G.C.B., G.C.M.G

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INDEX
ABEELE, Allenby's headquarters at, 159, 169
Abu Shusheh,221
Acre, 265, 280, 281
Adams, -- , crammer, 35-36
Afule, 268, 272, 276, 277
Air Force, Royal, 210, 270, 273, 279
Aisne, river, 143-145, 146, 147, 299; battle, 143-145
Akaba, base for Arab revolt, 246, 286
Aleppo, Turkish conference at, 186, 206- 207; plans for advance to, 252, 239, 240-241, 271, 287; capture of, 288- 289
Alexander of Macedon (the Great), 127, 289
Alexander of Teck, Prince (afterwards Earl of Athlone), 77-78, 84-85, 90
Alexandria, bombardment of, 45; Allenby's arrival at, 187
Allenby, origin of name, 23
Allenby, A. H., brother, 27n.
Allenby, Field-Marshal Viscount:
Career. Family origin, 17, 23-25; birth, 26; Christian names, 26; childhood, 27-30; schooldays, 30-34; takes examination for Indian Civil Service, 34-35; at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, 35-38; gazetted to 6th Inniskilling Dragoons, 38; private income, 39, 42, 117; joins regiment in South Africa, 42; acquaintance with Cecil Rhodes, 45, 51, 85; on active service in Zululand, 47-48, 57, 294; on active service in Bechuanaland, 48, 50-51, 57, 294; tour of duty at cavalry depot, 52; Adjutant to the regiment, 54-59; enters Staff College, 60; at Staff College, 61-64; Master of Staff College Draghounds, 63; wins Staff College point-to-point, 63; marriage, 64; birth of son, 65; Brigade-Major to the 3rd Cavalry Brigade, 65, 66; voyage to South Africa, 69-71; joins cavalry at Colesberg, 71; operation against Colesberg bridge, 76; with Cavalry Division at Modder river, 80, 82; takes part in French's ride to Kimberley, 82, 83; at Cronje's surrender, 86; at Poplar Grove, 87; at Driefontein, 87; at capture of Bloemfontein, 87; in command of Inniskillings, 90-101; releases prisoners at Waterval, 94; at Battle of Diamond Hill, 95; in advance to Barberton, 97; commands a column, 101-109; promotion to Brevet Colonel, 109; receives testimonial of Royal Humane Society, 112; commander of the 4th Cavalry Brigade, 113-116; promoted Major-General, 116; Inspector-General of Cavalry, 117-122; commands Cavalry Division in France, 129-144; at Battle of Mons, 132; at Battle of Le Cateau, 138-139; in advance to the Aisne, 142- 144; commands Cavalry Corps, 146; at Battle of Ypres, 146-148; commands FifthCorps, 153-158; at Second Battle of Ypres, 153-155; commands Third Army, 158, 160-185; prepares Arras battles, 171-179; Battles of Arras, 180-181, 182-183; appointed to command E.E.F., 185; takes over command at Cairo, 187-188; moves G.H.Q. from Cairo to front, 190, 197; prepares attack on Gaza-Beersheba, 210-206; capture of Beersheba, 210-212; pursuit in Philistia, 217-223; capture of Jerusalem, 224-233; entry into Jerusalem, 230; Trans-Jordan operations, 245-255; plans Megiddo operations, 267-270; Battles of Megiddo, 272-280; pursuit to Damascus, 280-285; meeting with Feisal at Damascus, 285, 286; capture of Aleppo, 288-289; estimate of, as general, 293-301
Military Qualities. Administration, care for, 168, 174, 193-195, 198, 202, 226, 261, 283, 296; Army reorganization, views on, 87, 96; 'chin-straps' fad, 119-120, 141, 166, 167, 297; commanders, treatment of, 121, 200, 297; confidence inspired by him, 99, 149, 190; coolness in action, 71, 92, 93, 99, 113, 140-141, 144-145, 148, 149, 216;

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