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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, 9 December 1917. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 13213B).

  • Allied troops in Palestine capture Jerusalem, ending 673 years of Turkish rule. Church bells ring in London for the first time since the start of the war to celebrate the victory.