Released in 1929 sans production credits, the 50-minute documentary Conquest of the Holy Land would seem to have been derived from With Allenby in Palestine, a film produced by globe-trotting news commentator Lowell Thomas. Commander Edmund Allenby was the British officer who led his troops against the insurgent Turkish forces in the Holy Land during the WWI years. He was aided in this endeavor by the enigmatic Col. T. E. Lawrence, of Lawrence of Arabia fame. Although it isn't mentioned in the contemporary accounts of this film, it is likely that Lawrence himself appeared on-screen. Conquest of the Holy Land was originally released in tandem with a companion feature, The Reconstruction of Palestine.
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