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Soldiers waiting for General Edmund Allenby outside the walls of Jerusalem, 1917

Photograph, World War One, Middle East (1914-1918), Palestine 1917.

The caption on this image states: 'The walls of Jerusalem - waiting the entrance of Gen Allenby'

From 17 November 1917 the Egyptian Expeditionary Force attacked Jerusalem. The city fell following the Ottoman surrender on 9 December, General Edmund Allenby arrived on 11 December, he entered the holy city on foot as a sign of respect.

From a collection of photographs taken by Corporal Joseph Egerton, Shropshire Yeomanry in Sinai and Palestine.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2002-05-1-17


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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