Italy and the Suez Canal. A global history, from the mid-19th century to the present, International Conference, Turin, 23-24 May 2019

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Battle of Romani

When Serbia fell, German reinforcements were sent to Turkey to aid an attempt to seize the Suez Canal from British control. The assualt did not wrest control from Britain, who in turn, pushed eastward across the entire Sinai Peninsula. The Turks suffered over 4,000 casualties, while the British lost about 1,100. 

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German First World War Official Exchange Collection

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Turkish forces attack Suez Canal

Turkish and German troops attempted to take the Suez Canal, which was in posession of the British.  The attack failed and the British held onto the canal for the remainder of the War.


Image Credit: Imperial War Museum Q86534

Description: Mounted Senussi troops advancing towards the Suez Canal, 1915

Re: The Flow of Ideas Through the Suez Canal

David, not sure if this study is perhaps not directly on ideas but it still is related to your questions. If you look into Suez you shouldn't miss it anyway.

Valeska Huber: Channelling Mobilities: Migration and Globalisation in the Suez Canal Region and Beyond, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.


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