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A Signed Presentation Portrait Photograph of Edmund, 1st Viscount Allenby, 1925
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A Signed Presentation Portrait Photograph of Edmund, 1st Viscount Allenby, 1925

Measurements: Overall: 37cm (14.5in) x 27cm (10.5in)



Sepia toned image by Harris & Ewing of Washington D.C., taken during Lord and Lady Allenby’s unofficial post-retirement world tour of 1925. Signed in the lower mount ‘Allenby / F.M.’

Field Marshal Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O. (1861-1936) commander of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 1917-18 during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign against the Ottoman Empire in the conquest of Palestine, capturing Beersheba, Jaffa and Jerusalem. His forces occupied the Jordan Valley during the summer 1918, then went on to capture northern Palestine and defeat the Ottoman Thunderbolt Army Group at the Battle of Megiddo, forcing the Turkish Fourth and Seventh Army to retreat towards Damascus. Subsequently, the E.E.F. pursuit by the Desert Mounted Corps captured Damascus and advanced into northern Syria. During this pursuit, Allenby commanded T.E. Lawrence whose campaign with Faisal’s Arab Sherifial forces assisted the E.E.F's capture of Ottoman territory and fought the Battle of Aleppo, five days before the Armistice of Mudros ended the campaign on 30 October 1918. He continued to serve in the region as High Commissioner of Egypt and the Sudan from 1919 until 1925.