|Unloading grain at the Dead Sea (1917)|
|Turkish delegation received at Dead|
Sea dock (1916)
|The Turks' "Dead Sea Flotilla" (1917)|
|Towing barges of wheat (1917)|
|Shipping grain from the south end of|
the Dead Sea to the north. No roads
connected the north and south parts
of the Dead Sea shores
As evidenced in these American Colony-Library of Congress album pictures, the Dead Sea was a major supply route for the Turkish army between eastern and western Palestine, particularly after Britain and its allies blockaded Mediterranean ports.
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