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By candlelight the youthful staff officers studied the maps on the table. I wondered
if any of the maps were Ruth's work. A "walkie-talkie" stood in the corner. A
message was sent over. "Everything O.K. Awaiting orders." "I repeat. Awaiting
The officer turned to us: "The sappers must be close now. Should be crawling
along the foot of the wall. Only 30 metres from the Dormition garden to Zion Gate.
Watch out for the explosion!" Suddenly, from the Abbey, Jewish machine-guns ...
To-night I heard about it from Y. A newly-appointed officer known as Zohar was
commanding our northern line. His entire force consisted of 3 companies, one of
officer cadets, one of Palam (youth attack groups) with a week's training, and one
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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