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It was Katamon they were bound for last night. The fighting is still on and goes
well. Tremendous elation everywhere. What one awaited so long has started; the
battle for the city. One hardly dare believe it; but there it is. All the forepart of the ...
As soon as we learned of it, Palmach units were recalled from the hills and sent
into action against Katamon; but the assault failed. Last night's was thus the
second attempt; and, said Y., it wasn't too soon. A few days more and Rehavia
W 1th Haganah all set to complete the capture of Katamon (only the rump of the
Arabs remain and their main arsenal is blown up) Government ordered a local 48
-hour ceasefire: "to facilitate negotiations for a permanent truce in the whole of ...
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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