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I went into Judy's room to offer her a cup of tea; found her lying there pale and
dejected, staring through the window at the high pine trees. I told her of the
success yesterday at Mishmar Haemek, where they beat off the heaviest Arab
"Anyway, Judy has to have more food," he added. "She can't go on like this." All
the time, from a distance somewhere inside Katamon, came the echo of firing.
Then came the crash. No whistle, no shriek, just a monstrous shock. The house ...
Night Judy slept all afternoon. This evening she said she felt fine and insisted on
our keeping to our plans. So this evening Ruth and I joined Dick's party at Salvia
Hotel. It is the only place where there is still dancing one evening a week.
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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