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Category: Military
Reference No: 10379
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Price: £20.00
  Edmund Allenby

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English Field Marshal, nicknamed the “Bloody Bull” and one of the most successful commanders of World War I

Allenby served in South Africa from 1884 to 1885 and in 1888 and in the Second Boer War (1899 to 1902).

In the Great War his command in France (1915-1917) captured Vimy Ridge, after which he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian forces against the Turks. He took Beersheba and Gaza and entered Jerusalem in 1917.

In 1918 Allenby routed the Turks in the great cavalry battle of Megiddo, after which he was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal.

T.E.Lawrence said of him: "(He was) physically large and confident, and morally so great that the comprehension of our littleness came slow to him"

This is a fine complete envelope (postmarked Warminster, 29th August, 1920), with the address handwritten by Allenby and his initial "A" in the lower left corner. In very good condition.