Winner's Unlimited - No. 107

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes - Buyer's commission 22%

May 8, 2018
Opening $ 50
Estimate $ 100 - $ 200
Sold for $ 122
Including buyer's premium

French newspaper Le Perelin from December 30 1917 covering General Allenby's arrival at the gates of Jerusalem [revue illustree de la semaine 'Coverage of the Week Events of the Week'].

Extensive newspaper coverage accompanied by photographs depicting Allenby's entrance into the gates of the Old City. Large, impressive picture - across two pages - of Allenby at the entrance to Jaffa gate, at the reception by leaders of the various religions, surrounded by lines of soldiers, British flags and throngs of people who came to see the celebratory event.

Despite Allenby's mastery of horseback warfare, he chose to dismount before entering Jerusalem through Jaffa Gate, in deference to the holy city. After his visit, he noted in his official report: 'I officially entered the city on December 11 at midday with a number of my staff, the French Division and the Italian Division ... The procession was entirely on foot ...' as is reflected in the pictures in the newspaper before us.

16 leaves. 26 cm. Stains, fine condition.