From: Montreal, Canada
DE 196 states:
DE 106 - UK: Sponsor A Revolt In Arabia?
Event fires: From the 1st November 1915 when London and Cairo
are in Entente hands, the UK is aligned with the Entente and fully
mobilized, and the Ottoman Empire is aligned with the Central
Powers and fully mobilized.
Cost of accepting: 150 MPPs (at 30 MPPs a turn for 5 turns).
Yes: Arab partisans will take up arms in and around Medina, and if
both Aqaba and Medina are liberated then T.E. Lawrence will
deploy as an Egyptian HQ there, while on the 1st October 1917 an
Arab Legion Detachment (in Egyptian service) will deploy at Cairo.
My questions/comments are:
1) Wasn't T.E. Lawrence present at the attack on Aqaba: https://www.cliohistory.org/thomas-lawrence/akaba
2) It seems almost impossible to take Medina with only the three Arab partisans since they are only at supply level 3...
In reality, Medina was never captured (it was held under siege until the end of the war) yet the Arab revolt still went on to capture Aqaba, apparently with T.E. Lawrence. Why is it necessary for the Arabs to capture both Medina and Aqaba, before getting T.E. Lawrence?
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