Late 1930s and early 1940s life in Jerusalem, Palestine. Views from 1917 era as British military patrol under British Army General Edmund Allenby advances in military trucks up the plains from Gaza. Arab forces riding on camels. The Arabs move in support. Jerusalem is captured by the British in 1917. British men in the city. An aerial view of late 1930s and approximately 1940 "new" Jerusalem contrasting the ancient parts of the city and new building. Narrator descriptions and visual portrayals of nationalism among Jewish and Arab residents in Jerusalem. Jewish men construct what the narrator terms as "a typical Zionist house just going up" Jewish civilians walking on the streets including one woman pushing a baby carriage. Cars move on a street and a view of a bus moving up Queen Mary Avenue. Jewish residents at a beach of Tel Aviv. They enjoy the water and dance the hora at the water's edge. A British man teaches an Arabic farmer the modern methods of agriculture. Men harvest food grains with a harvester. Arab boys in a class get a proper education "as in Europe." Palestinian girls in dresses play a game of basketball. The ex mayor of Jerusalem Hussein al-Khalidi in the center and other people around him.
British Army General Edmund Allenby, the Commander in Chief of the EEF (Egyptian Expeditionary Force), enters Jerusalem, Israel on 11th December, 1917 during World War I. The Commander in Chief converses with commanders of Allied detachments and Attaches before entering the city. He shakes hands with officers and soldiers. Soldiers in the background. General Allenby enters the holy city through the Jaffa Gate on foot. He is accompanied by Allied Ministers and Military Attaches. Officers on horseback. Allied soldiers march. Standing on a platform Sir Allenby reads out Jerusalem Proclamation. A large crowd of soldiers and officers in front of the stage. A reception of civic and religious dignitaries. Sir Allenby shakes hands with the dignitaries.
Views of Jerusalem, Palestine, following entry of the British, under General Sir Edmund Allenby, on December 11, 1917, in Worid War 1. A minaret and the Dome of the Rock, mosque. Outer view of the mosque, with the fountain for worshipers to wash in before prayer, and men on its steps. A guard detail of British troops marches past, in formation. British soldiers on camels. A captured Ottoman soldier being questioned by British interrogators. British troops inspect a well that had been sabotaged by retreating Ottoman forces. British troops on parade, in full battle gear, with their unit leaders saluting as they pass reviewing officers (unseen). (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
British soldiers capture Jerusalem in Palestine during World War 1. British soldiers march through the streets of captured Jerusalem. Two officers talk to each other. Horses in the background. Soldiers march in formation. British soldiers march over an uneven sandy terrain.
Camel caravan passes wagons mired in water. Turkish troops surrendering to British soldiers.The Turks are excorted past British soldiers manning an 18 pounder field artillery piece. The prisoners of war join a large group of other POWs held in an outdoor containment. Closeup of British General Edmund Allenby, Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF), who led forces that seized Jerusalem from the Ottomans. The British Forces marching into Jerusalem, led by a Bagpipe Band. British soldiers escorting Ottoman prisoners. A British gunboat firing while anchored on the Tigris River. British soldiers marching up ma mountainside and building a tall, somewhat pyramidal, observation post, made of sand bags. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
The 1947 Jerusalem Riots in Palestine. Views of Jerusalem from a distance. Downtown Jerusalem with traffic and pedestrians. British authorities begin moving pedestrians away from an area. Smoke erupts from smoke bombs in the street. British troops fire machine gun into the air. "Zion Hall" sign is on building in background. Smoke emerging from building windows. Firefighters hose down smoke bombs in street as crowds are held back. A policewoman helps an old man to cross a street. Fire rescue personnel lower a women from a building on a rope. A ladder is set against side of building. People are lowered to sidewalk on stretchers and carried to Israeli ambulance.