Auction 68 Jewish and Israeli History and Culture
Sep 19, 2019 (Your local time)
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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LOT 25:

Collection of Documents and Photographs from World War I – The Gallipoli Campaign and the Battle for Palestine – A ...

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Collection of Documents and Photographs from World War I – The Gallipoli Campaign and the Battle for Palestine – A Soldier of the Royal Scots Fusiliers
Approx. 65 documents, certificates, photographs and paper items, which had belonged to Edward Mitchel Oliphant, a soldier of the Royal Scots Fusiliers who took part in the Gallipoli Campaign and the battle for Palestine. Various places in Sinai, Palestine and the Middle East, the second decade of the 20th century. English.
• Approx. 25 documents and paper items documenting Oliphant's service during World War I: a long, interesting letter sent by Oliphant to his mother several days after the Gallipoli defeat with a documentation of the last days of the campaign; three official orders-of-the-day from august 1916 – greetings on the soldiers' successes in the battles in Sinai; a military brochure for the New Year – 1918, with a summary of the events of the passing year, the conquest of Palestine and the conquest of Jerusalem; Oliphant's Officer's Record of Services, with his personal details, the positions he held and additional information; and more.
• Approx. 40 photographs documenting the war and Oliphant's military service (most of them arranged in an album): English soldiers riding camels before the Sphinx and the Pyramids in Egypt; various photographs of the movement of the forces; digging pits in the desert; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem; photographic portraits of soldiers of various units; a set of ten photographs documenting the conquest of Palestine (the first forces entering Jerusalem, General Allenby reading the "Jerusalem Proclamation", Turkish cavalry, Turkish mechanics and more. Enclosed is a printed note with a list of the photographs); and more.
Enclosed: approx. 45 photographs from earlier and later periods (most of them arranged in an album and some of them loose); approx. 30 paper items from the time after the war (including decorations and certificates, official military letters, booklets printed to commemorate the fallen and more).
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.

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