The Palestine Campaign: How Britain Captured Jerusalem in World War One

The appointment of General Edmund Allenby as commander of the Egyptian Expeditionary force in June 1917 revitalised the Palestine Campaign. His orders from Prime Minister David Lloyd George were to capture Jerusalem by Christmas. And that’s exactly what he did, making a low-key entrance on 11 December, 1917. Allenby replaced General Sir Archibald Murray, who … Continue reading The Palestine Campaign: How Britain Captured Jerusalem in World War One