Excerpts from Allenby's letters

Allenby was very matter of fact about his military exploits:- “I have had a considerable success north of Jaffa and the Turks have fallen back some miles.

Allenby was very matter of fact about his military exploits:

- “I have had a considerable success north of Jaffa and the Turks have fallen back some miles. It was a fine performance by my troops.”

- “We killed a great number of Turks and took 600 or 700 as prisoners. My troops were very pleased with themselves and our losses were not very heavy.”

- “The Turks were completely surprised. We took over 300 prisoners and killed as many - our losses were exactly 100. Now they are 12 miles back from Jaffa, giving us greater freedom of movement.”