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British military operations in Palestine during World War I

Palestinian workers loading bulk supplies onto British Army trucks, lined up, bumper to bumper, in the desert, during World War 1. A supervising British officer is seen briefly. Similarly, Palestinians loading British Army supplies into horse-drawn carts, at a British military encampment in the desert. As loaded carts begin to drive away, Stacked sandbags and tents can be seen in the background. A Brtish soldier appears briefly as carts leave. Next, a British soldier poses with his camel. He demonstrates how docile the animal is, by placing his arm into camel’s mouth. Palestinians are nest seen with camels at a watering hole, before they begin travel. Then, British Army soldiers are seen astride camels as they make their way in a column across the desert. A column of British Army Vauxhall 25hp motorcars moves along a desert road, of sorts, between rock outcroppings. (Preceding Slate states,” it takes a lot of gas to haul water for the men.”)

Date: 1917
Duration: 1 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of Jerusalem and surroundings with both Jewish and Arab residents in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

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. Jerusalem aerial view of late 1930s and approximately 1940 "new" Jerusalem contrasting the ancient and old parts of the city and new buildings. 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.

Date: 1941
Duration: 2 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Forces under British General Edmund Allenby in Palestine. British forces interrogate Sultan's spy in Mesopotamia

A military tracked vehicle pulls heavy guns in the desert. Indian mounted machine gun troops walk alongside their horses. Goods loaded on horses. British General Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby and his officers are formally greeted as they return to Cairo, Egypt to prepare for a desert campaign. British troops interrogate Sultan's spy in Mesopotamia. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A desert in Palestine. A surveyor at work atop a hill. Camel caravan passes behind the surveyor

A desert in Palestine. A surveyor conducts an observation atop a hill. He looks through a sextant set on a tripod stand. Caravan of Loaded camels in the background. The surveyor wears a hat and an identification tag.

Date: 1935
Duration: 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
British troops march through Bethlehem, Palestine, during World War I

British troops of the 4th Sussex Regiment, 53rd (Welsh) Division, marching through Bethlehem, Palestine, on December 9, 1917. Local populace watches as the troops march through the town.

Date: 1917, December 9
Duration: 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
General Edmund Allenby enters Jerusalem on foot through Jaffa Gate and reads out Jerusalem proclamation in Jerusalem, Palestine

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.

Date: 1917, December 11
Duration: 4 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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