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During the shooting from Katamon last night the whimpering of a frightened child
next-door sent my thoughts again to Gail. Often, these days, I think of her,
growing up in peaceful South Africa. I wish so deeply that her childhood, at least,
I am still exhilarated by the happenings of last night, an unforgettable night. I
watched Palmach break the siege of the Old City. After the Haganah Press
conference last night a party of us were officially taken to eyewitness a battle.
Driven to ...
Attacks go on from 5 a.m. until 8 or 9 at night. Then the Arab mobs loot, smash
and burn the newly- captured buildings. Another desperate and abortive attempt
last night to breach the wall. Late at night Mishmar Haam guards made the
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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