Exhibition: A general and a gentleman
The Tower of David Museum commemorates Gen. Edmund Allenby and the dawn of the British Mandate with a reenactment and a new exhibition.
By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
December 28, 2017 13:53
At the opening of the December 11 exhibition on the steps of the Tower of David (front row): Christina Benson; Mayor Nir Barkat; John Benson, Gen. John Shea’s great-grandson; Lady Sara Allenby; and the Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Felixstowe. At the podium, the actor playing Gen. Edmund Allenby i.
(photo credit: RICKY RACHMAN)
Jerusalem has a long and nuanced history. The city has been fought over like a prize jewel, with many people laying claim to it, only to have it slip from their grasp.A hundred years ago, in December 11, 1917, Gen. Edmund Allenby stood on the steps of what is now the Tower of David and ushered in a new and critically important chapter in Jerusalem’s story. He was leading the British Empire’s Egyptian Expeditionary Force to victory in its Sinai and Palestine Campaign to defeat the Ottoman Empire.
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