The Recovery of Palestine, 1917 : Jerusalem for Christmas by Stanley Weintraub

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  • Title: The Recovery of Palestine, 1917 : Jerusalem for Christmas
  • Author: Stanley Weintraub
  • Category: Other
  • Date: 03/01/17
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781443879590

 

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By mid-1917, with the world battle going badly on all fronts, and casualties burgeoning, Prime Minister David Lloyd George met with General Edmund Allenby, contemporary from France. Lloyd George needed “Jerusalem for Christmas” as a vacation “current” for the more and more disillusioned British individuals. Its seizure would additionally remove the Ottomans, who had inflicted the dismaying catastrophe on the Dardanelles, as an element within the battle. As Allenby departed, the PM handed him George Adam Smith’s Historical Geography of the Holy Land, remarking that it was a greater information to reaching Jerusalem than something “within the pigeon holes of the War Office”. Having been raised on the Bible, Allenby, as this narrative illustrates, did certainly exploit it. He would even have unanticipated experience from an unknown and unmilitary officer, T. E. Lawrence, who turned his Arabian “sideshow” into campaigns distracting the Turks and their German army management. The desert battle could be hard-fought, however, that December, after centuries in Muslim palms and with its sacred websites intact, Jerusalem fell.

 

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