General Allenby enters Jerusalem

Sunday, 9 December, 1917

IWM (Q 12616)The Ottoman retreat from the city on 9 November 1917 meant that General Allenby was able to enter Jerusalem on 11 December 1917. As a sign of respect, he dismounted and then proceeded on foot into the ancient and holy city.

(Image © IWM (Q 12616))

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