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Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

Lot Number 47

Collection of Documents – British Battalion in Palestine – March-May 1948 / Documenst related to Etzel Attack on Jaffa and the Withdrawal of the British Army

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984$
Opening
800$
Lot Number 47

Collection of Documents – British Battalion in Palestine – March-May 1948 / Documenst related to Etzel Attack on Jaffa and the Withdrawal of the British Army

A collection of about 40 documents concerning the service of the second battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, British infantry brigade, in Palestine. March-May 1948.
Among the items: Handwritten time-table for withdrawal of forces from Palestine on 14-15.5.48; a hand-drawn map showing the movement of forces during the Etzel attack on Jaffa in April; a handwritten memorandum with information about the attack (most probably written during the attack); a handwritten note, on an official form, with a warning that Lehi members lead patrols to get information about the movement of forces aiming at invading weapon reserves; issue of the brigade magazine of July 1948, with details about the operations of the brigade in Palestine, from the day of its arrival in December 1946 until the withdrawal and afterwards; news about events such as shooting and bombing, mining spots and stealing vehicles; day orders, action reports, and more.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition

Sold For
984$
Opening
800$

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