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From Ramat Rahel two great pillars of smoke rose to the sky: the Egyptians
smashing at our back door. Hamseen still on, and people's bodies are beginning
to smell. The other night we thought back to when we had our last real baths:
Ramat Rahel fell yesterday evening. I watched it burning, livid flames against the
darkening sky; barns, cattle, poultry, workshops, homes — how much labour and
sweat went into that inhospitable hillock! Artillery from Bethlehem plastered it ...
"Ramat Rahel," I heard him reply. "It's ours again." The news spread through the
street. Shutters opened and heads craned out. Children, shouting the news, ran
after the donkey. On the wireless to-night we heard a message from the parents ...
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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