Today in Middle Eastern history: General Allenby comes to Jerusalem (1917)

The Battle of Jerusalem was an almost six-week affair that began in mid-November, 1917, when Allenby and his Egyptian Expeditionary Force followed up their success at Mughar Ridge by pushing into the Judean Hills. The Battle of Nabi Samwil (a hill just north of Jerusalem where the prophet Samuel is allegedly buried) followed, in late November, and was a technical British victory that was a tactical British failure but also a strategic British success. I know that makes very little sense but hear me out.

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