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It fell at 2.30 a.m., changing hands three or four times in hand-to-hand fighting.
About 600 Arabs attacked in the final stages. We had one success: Abdul Khader
Husseini was killed; also a British Army deserter, in the forefront of the command.
The Arabs held all the dominant positions, the police fortress commanding the
city, the citadel in the heart of the city, the hills around; all the roads leading into it
were in their hands. The Jews were caught in a narrow trough. A month ago the ...
Part of Sheikh Jarrah is in our hands. Etzel occupied the Police Training Depot
on Scopus. Stern Group is pushing into Barclay's Bank, the border line in the
city's centre; Iraqis are entrenched in the great Notre Dame Monastery 100 yards
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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