1918-AllenbyLiberatesJerusalem
Home
Search Site
About MultiEducator
The Colonies
For Educators
World Timeline
Election Central
NationbyNation
Primary Source Documents
20th Century Almanac
Aviation History
Navy History
Railroad History
America's Wars
Biographies

Amistadt

Civics

History of Israel
Other Links
About Historycentral
Advertise
Contact US

ALLENBY LIBERATES JERUSALEM In 1917, General Allenby, commander of the British Expeditionary Forces in Egypt , liberates Jerusalem.
In 1917, General Allenby was made commander of the British Expeditionary Forces in Egypt,. He commanded British troops that advanced across the Sinai desert and captured the Negev. From the Negev, Allenby headed north, entering Jerusalem in October, 1918. Under instructions from the British Foreign Office, Allenby entered Jerusalem on foot as a mark of respect for the sacredness of the city. To the Jews of Jerusalem, Allenby;s victory was a first step in the re-establishment of their homeland.