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Palestine/Mesopotamia

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By George Whitelow, 'The Passing Show', March 31, 1917

The British, under the command of General Sir Stanley Maude, captures Bagdad on March 11, 1917.

1917O

The Passing Show, March 31, 1917

1917F

G.E. Studdy, 'The Passing Show', May 12, 1917

"The Might of the British Empire'

1917O

By Partridge, 'Punch', July 3, 1917

1917P

By George Morrow, 'Punch', October 17, 1917

(Mesopotamia, 120° in the shade.)
The Sergeant: "Ere, none o' that. Ye can't go knockin' people about that way!"
The Assilant: "Well, 'n ast me 'ow I'd like a strong Ginger wiv a tuppeny ice in it'"

"Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad." - Longfellow

1917J

The British Foreign Secretary, Arthur Balfour, issued
'The Balfour Declaration', November 2, 1917.

Balfour Declaration
The Balfour Declaration

1917D

By W.F. Blood, The Bystander, November 1917

'The Kaiser is not Amused'

1917 B

By Raven Hill, 'Punch', November 14, 1917

General Sir Edmund Allenby breaks through the Gaza -
Beersheba front and advances on Jerusalem.

1917C

By G.E. Studdy, 'The Passing Show', November 17, 1917

1917M

By W.A. Rogers, 'The New York Herald', November 14, 1917

President Woodrow Wilson as Comander-in-Chief suggesting a near eastern campaign.
U.S.A. General Staff rejects the plan.

1917G

By Partridge, 'Punch', December 19, 1917

General Allenby enters Jerusalem on December 11, 1917.

1917J

By B, 'The British Sentinel', December 1917

1917E

By E.T. Reed, 'The Bystander', December 19, 1917

'Wilheim II Spectacularly Rode Through Jerusalem Dressed as a Knight-Crusader in 1898'

1917H

By W.F. Blood, 'The Bystander', December 26, 1917

1917I

By W.F. Blood, 'The Bystander', December 1917

T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt
Ottoman Empire map

Lawrence of Arabia

The Arab Revolt: 1916-1918
Led by T. E. Lawrence, better know as Lawrence of Arabia, author of
'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom'.

Sketch by Augustus John, 1917

1917P

By William Roberts from 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom'

Camel march on Aqaba.
Lawrence donning a Kafia on the right forground.

1917P

By Kennington from 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom'

Lawrence enjoying the blowing up of a Turkish train on the Hejaz Railway Line.

1917Q

By Kennington from 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom'

Lawrence meets Allenby