By J.M Bruce
;de Havilland D.H.5 [Aircraft Profile 181] КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Название: de Havilland D.H.5 Автор: J.M BruceСерия: airplane ProfileИздательство: Profile guides Ltd Год издания: 1967 Страниц:12 Формат: PDF в rarЯзык: английский Размер: 9.74 Мб Для сайта: Мир книгВ 1916 году для замены D.H.2 разработан истребитель Airco D.H.5, обладавший лучшими характеристиками. Самолеты D.H.5 поступили в на вооружение ВВС Великобритании в мае 1917 года ifolder.ru.com zero
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It was now that he asked the British to blockade the Hijaz coast, hoping that he could blame their action on the Ottomans’ presence in the region, and bully the merchants of Jeddah – who were firmly pro-Ottoman – into supporting him. After further promises from Husein that a revolt was imminent, on 1 May the British secretly shipped 5,000 Japanese rifles and over two million rounds of ammunition to the Hijaz, expecting the revolt to begin later in the month. They also began smuggling large quantities of gold ashore.
We were horrified at the Arab method of attack – they were simply advancing in a mass, quite openly some of them firing their rifles in the air,’ a British sailor recalled. ’33 Trying to help the Arabs regain the initiative, the British became unwittingly embroiled in the port’s highly factional politics when Boyle invited a local tribal leader aboard the Fox to point out possible targets inside the town that he could shell. Boyle became suspicious when the man identified some unlikely-looking buildings.
2 The Caliph – the deputy or successor to the Prophet Muhammad – was the title conferred on Muhammad’s closest followers after his death; the Caliphate the extensive empire they had conquered. The title was appropriated by the Ottomans in the fifteenth century. Even at the beginning of the twentieth century the Ottoman sultan maintained a sway as Caliph among Sunni Muslims that mesmerised the British. Chirol, who like many other Britons treated Muslims as a potentially fanatical mass, believed that the Sultan’s power as Caliph gave him a disturbing and disruptive influence worldwide.