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One hundred years later, «General Allenby» re-entered Jerusalem

Monday, December 11, at the walls of the Old city in Jerusalem celebrated the centenary of the victory of the English troops in the battle for Jerusalem.

On 11 December 1917 the British General Edmund Allenby dismounted his horse and through Jaffa gate on foot entered the Old city of Jerusalem to pay tribute to the Holy city.

One hundred years later, at the initiative of the Museum «Tower of David», at the Jaffa gate was held a costume reconstruction of the events of a century ago, which was attended by relatives of General Allenby.

In addition, the Museum tower has opened a historical exhibition dedicated to the battle for Jerusalem United forces of the German and Ottoman empires and the United forces of the British Empire.

Today’s event took place despite increased security measures taken in the Israeli capital after yesterday’s terrorist attack at the Central bus station.

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One hundred years later, «General Allenby» re-entered Jerusalem 11.12.2017

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