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Suddenly the village seemed to erupt. Our mortars started it, and at once came a
bedlam of answering fire. We saw the summer-lightning flashes of their guns and
the shots passing overhead. They fired wildly, to all points of the compass ...
I notice how people are startled at realizing, quite suddenly, that their conception
of the future has been altered. Until recently their thoughts of May and June were
illumined by a brilliant if undefined picture of freedom from foreign domination, ...
The street suddenly became deserted. It has happened. The British are gone. . . .
Into the Zone a host of children started madly to drag sandbags; it seemed the
kids were taking it over. Suddenly, already within, Haganah men appeared.
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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