Friday, August 21, 2015

Allenby Enters Jerusalem



One of the outcomes of World War I was that Britain took control of Jerusalem. Today's picture is from December 11, 1917, the day Jerusalem fell to British Forces. This picture shows General Allenby walking into the city after it was captured. As Allenby reached the gates of the city, he dismounted his horse, and walked in on foot out of respect for the ancient city. The area then became the British Mandate of Palestine, and then in 1948 once again became the nation of Israel.

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  1. This has been a wonderful week, with so many pictures that are entirely different from what we normally see of the Great War. I haven't commented on each one, but I want you to know how much I enjoyed the entire week.

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