Allenby, Edward H. H., Field Marshal & 1st Viscount

Led capture of Jerusalem & Palestine from Turks in 1917

Price: $125.00

Description:
(1861-1936) English soldier and British Imperial Governor. He fought in the 2nd Boer War, and in World War I fought on the Western Front 1914-17 then led the British Empire's Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign in the conquest of Palestine, capturing Beersheba, Jaffa and Jerusalem from October-December 1917. After occupying the Jordan Valley during the summer 1918, he went on to capture northern Palestine and defeat Yildirim Army Group's Eighth Army at the Battle of Megiddo, with last great cavalry charge, forcing the Fourth and Seventh Army to retreat towards Damascus. Subsequently the EEF Desert Mounted Corps captured Damascus and advanced into northern Syria. During this pursuit he commanded T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia"), whose campaign with Faisal's Arab Sherifial Forces assisted the EEF's capture of Ottoman Empire territory and fought the Battle of Aleppo, 5 days before the Armistice of Mudros on 30 October 1918 ended the campaign. Allenby was made a Field Marshal on 31 July 1919 and on 7 October was created Viscount Allenby, of Megiddo and of Felixstowe in the County of Suffolk. He served as High Commissioner for Egypt and the Sudan 1919-1925. Frameable signed 2 x 3 slip as "Edward H. H. Allenby F. M." (Field Marshal), adds date of September 26, 1919, 11 days before being created Viscount Allenby.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signature






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