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All the time, the hissing rain of machine-guns poured down on the village.
Suddenly, an explosion that seemed to rip open the hillside; shrieks of terror. Our
shock troops and sappers had reached the houses. So had the advance party of
Strangely, only one Arab heavy machine-gun kept up its ratatat near Zion Gate.
The Jewish guns were silent. Were the Arabs deceived into thinking we had
called it a night? Their machine-gun paused in its spluttering; then swept the road
Suddenly, from the Abbey, Jewish machine-guns burst out. At 3.22 it exploded. A
fantastic flash and roar, the earth beneath us quaked, a great blanket of smoke
engulfed the wall and billowed heavenward. I moved my fingers from my ears
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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