The Last Crusade? British Propaganda and the Palestine Campaign, 1917–18

@article{BarYosef2001TheLC,
  title={The Last Crusade? British Propaganda and the Palestine Campaign, 1917–18},
  author={Eitan Bar-Yosef},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={2001},
  volume={36},
  pages={109 - 87}
}
  • Eitan Bar-Yosef
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
Irrespective of its genuine strategic objectives or its complex historical consequences, the campaign in Palestine during the first world war was seen by the British government as an invaluable exercise in propaganda. Keen to capitalize on the romantic appeal of victory in the Holy Land, British propagandists repeatedly alluded to Richard Coeur de Lion's failure to win Jerusalem, thus generating the widely disseminated image of the 1917–18 Palestine campaign as the ‘Last’ or the ‘New’ Crusade… 
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