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Historical footage of General Edmund Allenby’s entry into Jerusalem on December 11th, 1917. Jerusalem surrendered to the British two days previously, in unexpected circumstances. The more ceremonial event begins with the General entering the city on foot (“as a pilgrim, not as a conquerer”, in order to inspire calm in the local population). He speaks before a crowd from the gate of the Citadel and meets with representitives of the various religious groups. The film ends with footage of passersby outside Jaffa Gate, wearing diverse attire.
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