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Discover more about the Jews in the First World War with our expertly curated History Windows, where you will find a wealth of material to search through.

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General Allenby addressing the crowd in Jerusalem. Adrian Andrusier Collection.

General Allenby Enters Jerusalem

In November 1914, the Ottomans entered the First World War on the side of Germany, taking the war firmly into the Middle East and the rivalries and Western influences already prevalent there.

Our Uninterned. Punch magazine, October 1915. © Punch Limited

Punch 1914-18 - Cartoons, Humour and Satire

Here is a selection of cartoons and comments – mainly selected for the inclusion of a Jewish theme or reference.

Jews’ Free School First World War Magazines.

The Jewish Free School (JFS) was established in 1732 as the Talmud Torah of the Great Synagogue of London, serving orphans of the community

Accomation hut at Knockaloe camp, Isle of Man. Courtesy of Knockaloe virtual museum and archive.

Jews interned during the First World War

On August 5, 1914, immediately after the declaration of the First World War, the British Government passed the Aliens Restriction Act.

Families of Belgian refugees outside Hudson Furniture Deposit. Victoria Station. London, September 1914.  © IWM (Q 53305)

Belgian Refugees in the UK

When the First World War started, in the summer of 1914, much of Europe was in turmoil as troops were moved into position and civilians mobilized for the war effort.

B.E.2 biplane. ©IWM (Q66016)

The Royal Flying Corps (RFC), the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) and the Royal Air Force (RAF)

The Royal Flying Corps was formed in 1912 and the Royal Naval Air Service just before the outbreak of war.

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