Palestine Permission Notice

This is a copy of a 1919 notice giving permission for someone to sell food and beverage to British soldiers for a pre-determined price. The P.T. refers to the 'piastre tariff' which was the currency in operation. In 1917 Britain had conquered Palestine from the Ottomans and it was just about to be awarded to Britain by the League of Nations as a Mandate. The location of this stall was in Rishon Lezion in Ramleh a Jewish colony founded in the 19th century. Courtesy of Neil Kaplan.



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