General Allenby marches in Jerusalem in 1917
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General Allenby marches in Jerusalem in 1917

British commander General Allenby approached the Jaffa Gate outside Jerusalem and dismounted. It was noon on the 11 December 1917.

He gathered his senior officers together and marched in out of respect for the Holy City, the first Christian take-over of the city in 730 years.

Credit: Imperial War Museum