Lot #: 80606

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WWI era postcard from Allied liberated Palestine, circa. 1917-1918: French-language photo postcard, uncredited, depicting General Edmund Allenby inset on background image of the Old City of Jerusalem & French caption "The Holy City taken from the Turks [Dec. 1917]. Jerusalem and view of the road to Jaffa. (In the medallion a portrait of General Allenby, commander of the British troops in Palestine)." The text suggests the postcard still dates from the War period, prior to the establishment of the Occupied Enemy Territory Administration (OETA), in October 1918. Unused, small marginal tear at bottom right. Not illustrated/mentioned in Aizenberg.

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