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At the level road near Bab-el-Wad we stopped to allow the slower-moving food
lorries to catch up. The plain looked very peaceful in the half-light. The armoured
cars raced up and down the 2-mile line of the convoy, the men in charge calling ...
"The tail is somewhere around Bab-el-Wad," he said. "This is the longest we've
had; about 17 miles." Over 250 lorries; and not a shot fired at it. A thousand tons
of food — and arms and ammunition; and more to come! Chalked up on the first ...
"Yes, we have some guns now, too," said Y. A patrol told us there was heavy
fighting west of Bab-el- Wad. We reached Bab-el- Wad, sprawled between the
paws of the mountains, with the Shephela lowland rolling westward towards the
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Polaris- - LibraryThing
I found this book in a small used bookshop in Brecon. It was a pretty gruelling read as the diarist recorded repeated accounts of hunger, constant shelling, and endless deprivation. The conditions in ... Read full review
Review: Jerusalem Embattled: A Diary of the City Under Siege March 25, 1948 to July 18th, 1948 (Global Issues)User Review - Michael Murray - Goodreads
Heartbreaking. Essential reading for anyone trying to understand the Middle East. Read full review