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The escorts' guns blazed back. No longer the sound of pebbles. The bus quaked
beneath the impact. The ratatat, whistling and thuds merged into an unbroken
uproar. Through the peep-hole openings above our guns I glimpsed criss-cross ...
Some in knitted caps, some bare-headed; one wore overalls and another grey
flannels; most carried rifles or sten-guns and a few had machine-guns. Nurses
marched with the men. Motley in appearance, but all of them marched like
So they harvested after midnight, going out armed with a Bren gun and machine-
guns, and camouflaging their tractors and combines. One of their best fields was
on the Gilead slopes, within easy range of Syrian guns. They called it Narvik ...
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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