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Tegart's wall

Tegart's wall

Tegart's Wall was an 18-ft-wide barbed wire fence erected on the northern border of Palestine in the time of the British Mandate, in 1938, to prevent brigands from crossing the Syrian and Lebanese border to join the Great Uprising. The length of the fence was 75 km, running the whole length of the Palestine-Syria border. It divided the two countries and cost £100.000 at the time. Five Tegart forts and twenty pillboxes were built along the route of the fence. The fence was initiated by Sir Charles Tegart. The fence was dismantled in 1942 in order to use the wire in the Western Desert Campaign in World War II. The fortresses and some of the pillboxes remain to this day.

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