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Two years in the Western Desert

The Western frontier of Egypt is over 700 miles long. Most of this is desert, with only a narrow habitable coastal strip heading away towards Tripoli. To the west of British-controlled Egypt, Arab and Berber tribes in 1916 were being agitated by German and Turkish propaganda, and fuelled by German money and they began to attack the British frontier posts. The Western Frontier Force or WFF was formed out of battalions from different countries to protect Egypt.

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