The Scots who fought in the battle for Jerusalem

At noon on 11 December 1917, British commander General Allenby marched in to Jerusalem after overthrowing the Ottoman Empire and becoming the first Christian to control the Holy City in 730 years.
Thousands of Scottish soldiers played a key role in the push across the territory then known as Palestine towards the city, which is held holy by three major religions.
Having secured it, Allenby approached the Jaffa Gate outside Jerusalem and dismounted from his horse.
He and his senior officers entered on foot out of respect.
It is said that many wept for joy and priests embraced but Allenby was... read more

 
11 December 2017 in Regional, Views: 74
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