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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861-1936), Field Marshal

Sitter in 38 portraits
Born in Nottinghamshire and grew up in Suffolk Allenby failed Indian Civil Service entrance exams then chose an army career, joining a cavalry regiment in 1882 in South Africa. Between 1888 and 1890 in the role of captain he earned himself the nickname 'the Bull' for his temper, imposing presence and obsession with discipline and orders. In 1897 Allenby was promoted major and saw his first action whilst serving in the South African War (1899-1902). At the outbreak of the First World War he assumed command of the cavalry division; by the close he was the military commander of territory stretching from the Sudan to northern Syria, became special high commissioner for Egypt and was promoted field marshal in 1919.

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 13 October 1921
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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 13 October 1921
NPG x18142

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 4 June 1928
NPG x49699

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 4 June 1928
NPG x49700

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 4 June 1928
NPG x49701

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Lester Howard Sacré
chromolithograph, published 1918
NPG D33964

D9587

Another 'Serpent of Old Nile'

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pen and ink, 1922
NPG D9587

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 11 December 1917
NPG x28715

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Walter Stoneman
copy negative, 1919
NPG x164187

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x66295

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x66296

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x66297

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x66298

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x66299

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x66300

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x66301

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 13 October 1921
NPG x121182