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In August 1916, a combined Ottoman and German Empire Army had been forced to retreat to Bir el Abd, after the British victory in the Battle of Romani. During the following three months the defeated force retired further eastwards to El Arish, while the captured territory stretching from the Suez Canal was consolidated and garrisoned by the EEF. Patrols and reconnaissances were carried out by British forces, to protect the continuing construction of the railway and water pipeline and to deny passage across the Sinai desert to the Ottoman forces by destroying water cisterns and wells.

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>In August 1916, a combined Ottoman and German Empire Army had been forced to retreat to Bir el Abd, after the British victory in the Battle of Romani. During the following three months the defeated force retired further eastwards to El Arish, while the captured territory stretching from the Suez Canal was consolidated and garrisoned by the EEF. ⇒1916年8月、「ロマーニの戦い」での英国軍の勝利の後、オスマントルコとドイツ帝国の複合方面軍はビル・エル・アブドへ退却することを余儀なくされた。次の3か月の間に、破れた軍団はさらに東方のエル・アリシュへ退いたが、一方スエズ運河から広がる占領領域はEEF(エジプト遠征軍)が駐屯して、強化された。 >Patrols and reconnaissances were carried out by British forces, to protect the continuing construction of the railway and water pipeline and to deny passage across the Sinai desert to the Ottoman forces by destroying water cisterns and wells. ⇒パトロールと偵察調査がイギリス軍によって行われたが、それは鉄道と水パイプラインの継続建設を保護し、水ためや井戸を破壊することによってオスマントルコ軍隊のシナイ砂漠の通過横断を拒絶するためであった。

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