MASSEY, William Thomas.
How Jerusalem Was Won.
Being the record of Allenby's campaign in Palestine. With illustrations and maps.
First edition of this account of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force up to the taking of Jericho in February 1918, covering the Third Battle of Gaza, the capture of Jerusalem and the ensuing raids into the Trans-Jordan. Massey was official correspondent of the London newspapers with the EEF, “one of the most attractive writers of the whole band … a keen and intelligent observer” (Falls). He also wrote The Desert Campaigns (1918), describing the progress of the EEF progress through Sinai, and Allenby’s Final Triumph (1920), on the capture of Damascus, Homs and Aleppo.
Octavo. Original vertically-ribbed blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, blind rules to covers, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Photographic frontispiece with tissue-guard, 19 plates, 4 maps of which 2 folding. Spine-ends and outer lower corner of rear board bumped, light spotting to prelims, title-page browned from tissue-guard. A very good copy.
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