Monday, December 31, 2012

Another Historic Film: British General Allenby Entering Jerusalem
-- From the Wonderful Archives of Ya'akov Gross

This film was posted last month by film collector Ya'akov Gross to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the capture of Jerusalem by the British Army.  Gross has posted dozens of historic films on YouTube.

This film is, of course, a silent film with a musical score added. The captions are in Hebrew explaining as Allenby meets the commanders of the French and Italian armies, Jerusalem clergymen, and a short young officer named T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia).

Israel Daily Picture has posted on this website several other films from 100 years ago, including the first film made in the Holy Land in 1897.

Hat tip: NSP

Gen. Allenby enters Jerusalem's Old City and
addresses dignitaries and citizens of Jerusalem

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