Verse; Tpr Alexander Crockett; 17 January 1918; 000/196j
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THe General Strike of 1917
The General Strike took place during the First World War (1914–18). During the early War years there were few strikes in NSW as workers’ patriotism in support of Australian soldiers and the war effort had been invoked. By 1917, however, the mood had changed. The 'No’ vote on the referendum for conscription for overseas service in 1916 had revealed great opposition to the War and appeals to patriotism no longer prevented workers from striking.
The First Battle of AMMAN
The First Battle of Amman was fought from 27 to 31 March 1918 during the First Transjordan attack on Amman of the Sinai and Palestine Campaign of the First World War. The 60th (London) Division and the Anzac Mounted Division attacked the Ottoman garrison at Amman deep in enemy occupied territory, 30 miles (48 km) from their front line, after capturing Es Salt and Shunet Nimrin. The Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) was successfully counterattacked by Ottoman Empire forces forcing them to retreat back to the bridgeheads captured on the Jordan River.
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