The fall of Jerusalem

The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew

Event location:
The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey
When:Event passed!
It was on
Tue 5th Dec 2017

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Workshops & Talks
Where:The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew TW9 4DU
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:14:00 - 15:00
Admission:£5, book ahead

About the event

The fall of Jerusalem on 9 December 1917 brought centuries of Ottoman rule to an end. It was undoubtedly a military success but also a formidable propaganda and political tool. On 11 December, General Allenby entered the Holy City on foot, well ahead of the rest of the procession, and presented himself as a liberator rather than a conqueror. Dr Juliette Desplat will talk about this turning point in the political running of the war in the Middle East, drawing on records held here at The National Archives.

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