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How Jerusalem Was Won

BEING THE RECORD OF ALLENBY'S CAMPAIGN IN PALESTINE

W.T. Massey

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENT OF THE LONDON NEWSPAPERS
WITH THE EGYPTIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

1919

 

PREFACE.
CHAPTER I. PALESTINE'S INFLUENCE ON THE WAR
CHAPTER II. OLD BATTLEGROUNDS
CHAPTER III. DIFFICULTIES OF THE ATTACK
CHAPTER IV. TRAINING THE ARMY
CHAPTER V. RAILWAYS, ROADS, AND THE BASE
CHAPTER VI. PREPARING FOR 'ZERO DAY'
CHAPTER VII. THE BEERSHEBA VICTORY
CHAPTER VIII. GAZA DEFENCES
CHAPTER IX. CRUSHING THE TURKISH LEFT
CHAPTER X. THROUGH GAZA INTO THE OPEN
CHAPTER XI. TWO YEOMANRY CHARGES
CHAPTER XII. LOOKING TOWARDS JERUSALEM
CHAPTER XIII. INTO THE JUDEAN HILLS
CHAPTER XIV. THE DELIVERANCE OF THE HOLY CITY
CHAPTER XV. GENERAL ALLENBY'S OFFICIAL ENTRY
CHAPTER XVI. MAKING JERUSALEM SECURE
CHAPTER XVII. A GREAT FEAT OF WAR
CHAPTER XVIII. BY THE BANKS OF THE JORDAN
CHAPTER XIX. THE TOUCH OF THE CIVILISING HAND
CHAPTER XX. OUR CONQUERING AIRMEN
APPENDICES

 

 

 

 

PREFACE.

This narrative of the work accomplished for civilisation by General Allenby's Army is carried only as far
as the occupation of Jericho. The capture of that ancient town, with the possession of a line of rugged

hills a dozen miles north of Jerusalem, secured the Holy City from any Turkish attempt to retake it. The

book, in fact, tells the story of the twenty-third fall of Jerusalem, one of the most beneficent happenings

of all wars, and marking an epoch in the wonderful history of the Holy Place which will rank second only

to that era which saw the birth of Christianity. All that occurred in the fighting on the Gaza-Beersheba

line was part and parcel of the taking of Jerusalem, the freeing of which from four centuries of Turkish

domination was the object of the first part of the campaign. The Holy City was the goal sought by every

 

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