Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Picture a Day -- 1917: General Allenby Proclaims Martial Law in Jerusalem

After bloody battles on the approaches to Jerusalem at Nebi Samuel and Tel a-Ful, the city of Jerusalem surrendered to the British.  [The actual picture of the surrender in 1917 is saved for another day.]  Field Marshall Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby issued this proclamation of martial law. [Click to enlarge, click on caption to see the original.]

Gen. Allenby's proclamation in English, French and Italian

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