The Latter-Day Saints' Mlllennial Star, Vol. 87
Excerpt from The Latter-Day Saints' Mlllennial Star, Vol. 87: Thursday, April 16, 1925 Fifty years rolled by, another score of years passed by, and the great World War broke out in 191-1. England had her vital interests in the East - the Suez Canal, Gibraltar, the Orient, the upper coast of Africa points of great strategic value. General Maude was dispatched to the East, but failed in his hazardous campaign to reach his objective. General Sir Edmund Allenby, later, was chosen for the accomplishment of this great task, and finally succeeded after waging a most heroic battle against all kinds of obstacles - need of water, tremendous difficulties in transportation facilities, etc. However, 011 December 10, 1917, General Allenby surrounded the city of Jerusalem, and on the following day entered that city. Without resistance, and took peaceable possession of it. Not one stone was turned, not one inch of ground was disturbed, not a gunshot was fired, not even a salute to the conquerors; but the gates ere thrown open as though it were a great religious pageant, and General Sir Edmund Allenby with his staff took possession of the Sacred City, and at once issued a proclamation establishing martial law. He published in the several languages spoken in that polyglot community a. Proclamation, assuring to all, racial, religious, and political freedom, and declaring as sacred and inviolate all shrines and temples and sacred places; because that city was the home and the birthplace of the world's three great religions - Judaism, Christianity and Mohammedanism. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.