The capture of Jerusalem, 1917

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The Mayor of Jerusalem, Dr Hussein Salim al-Husseini (with walking-stick and cigarette), with his party under a white flag-of-truce, attempts to deliver the Turkish Governor's letter surrendering the city to Sergeants James Sedgwick and Frederick Hurcomb of 2/19th Battalion, the London Regiment, just outside Jerusalem's western limits in the early morning of 9 December 1917. The two sergeants, who were scouting ahead of General Allenby's main force, refused to take the letter, which was eventually...