Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Friday, March 12, 2021

Photos of the British in Jerusalem, 1917–1920

I found these photos, a small 12-image selection from a set of 292, on the Library of Congress website.  All were new to me. They are arrayed in approximate chronological order. The entire set can be viewed HERE. The images  are displayed at 580 px width, but can viewed at 1000 px by clicking on them.

Jerusalem and the Sergeants Who Accepted the Flag of Surrender, 1917

Allenby Arriving in Jerusalem

Gen. Allenby's Proclamation of Martial Law in Jerusalem

Bodies of Turkish Soldiers Who Attempted to Retake Jerusalem
in December 1917

Muslim Indian Guard at the Mosque of Omar [Dome of the Rock]

Camel Caravan Approaching Jerusalem

Turkish Trenches on Shores of the Dead Sea

British Officials Visiting the Dome of the Rock

Gen. Allenby at the American Colony Reception,  4 July 1918

German Officers Heading Column of 600 Prisoners Captured
Near Jericho,  15 July 1918

Anti-Zionist Demonstration at Damascus Gate, 8 March 1920

Indian Soldier Searching a Greek Priest for Arms, 1920

1 comment:

  1. If you go to the catalog record at, you can view them in the album using the bottom thumbnail on the left.

    We've also scanned all of the Matson negatives which you can search or browse at It's a little harder to get just WWI photos as they don't usually have a "World War, 1914-1918" subject heading.