|Gaza City in ruins, April 1917, after two battles between the |
British and the Turks. The spike in the background are the remains
of the Gaza mosque. The picture was taken eight months
before British forces approached the city of Jerusalem
But pay attention to the Turkish sources who complained about Falkenhayn failure to rush reinforcements to Jerusalem as the British forces approached in November and December 1917. Falkenhayn's actions -- or inaction in this case -- may have saved the city of Jerusalem from destruction.
|The Great Mosque of Gaza (c 1880)|
|Nebi Samuel, a high point|
outside of Jerusalem, before
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|Nebi Samuel, after |
|Heavy British artillery being|
towed on Jerusalem's Nablus
|Turkish gun hidden in Gaza grove, |