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Miracle of Shaiba - World War One Mod

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Miracle of Shaiba

By Mark McDougall
Turkey 0 - 0 - 0 British
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SM: 6
Turns: 30
Type: Stock
First Side: Turkey
Second Side: British
Downloads: 134
11 April, 1915
Shaiba, Mesopotamia, 9 miles SW of Basra. After the British
took the town of Qurna, the Turkish high command decided that
something must be done to repel the Allied advances in the area.
A force of two divisions and numerous Arabs, called the "Right
Wing Command" under Lt. Col. Sulaiman Askar, was concentrated
at Nasiriyeh. Its main objective was the recapture of Basra.
After a bombardment and small faint at Qurna, Askari moved his
main body of troops through Nukhailat and took up position in
the Barjisiyeh Wood. To meet him the British had sent two brigades
of the Poona Division, entrenched in the area of Shaiba. The
12th division just arrived in Mesopotamia mustered the 30th brigade
which made the difficult journey through flood plains to reinforce
the blocking action.