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area blazed up with searchlights; a few minutes later the British guns let loose.
The city shook from the blasting. Nashashibi House, our main point, got 30 direct
cannon hits in a few minutes. Haganah had only mortars and machine-guns.
A group of Haganah men marched jauntily down the street a few minutes ago.
You can see they are on the upper end of things now. They carried a captured
Iraqi flag, black, green and white; it fluttered and quivered as though it were alive.
At 9 it started up again. The last shells fell at 5 minutes past 10. I don't know the
extent of the casualties. M. tells me of four men killed in a house near hers at 3
minutes to 10. At 10.30 the streets began to fill. People walked warily, close to
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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