#SNIPPETS OF HISTORY: Allied troops capture Jericho during the First World War – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Feb.22: Today in history: Allied troops capture Jericho during the First World War

The capture of Jericho on February 21, 1918, was a pivotal moment in the allies’ advance during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign of World War One.

British troops, commanded by General Edmund Allenby, began their offensive against Ottoman forces just outside of Jerusalem on February 19, and managed to successfully capture to Jericho in just three days.

The capture of Jericho marked the beginning of the occupation of the Jordan Valley. (Wikimedia Commons)

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