Source: Current History Magazine, 7 (March 1918): 426C.

From Pursuit of an "unparalleled opportunity": American YMCA and prisoner of war diplomacy among the Central Power nations during World War I, 1914-1923 by Kenneth Steuer

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  • Field Marshall Edmund H.H. Allenby of the British army (1861–1936) enters Jerusalem on foot, leading the Allied contingent in December 1917. The British considered their offensive in Palestine as another crusade and rather than entering Jerusalem as a conqueror on horse, Allenby walked into the city in recognition of Christ's triumphant entry on an ass. Source: Current History Magazine, 7 (March 1918): 426C.