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Only frogs croaked in the wadis and a pariah dog barked half-heartedly
somewhere in the distance. The air was fresh and brisk. Avri told me that most of
the Kolonia villagers had left during the fighting around Castel. It was occupied
now by an ...
They carried a medley of weapons, sten-guns, rifles, machine-guns and hand-
grenades; a few carried "walkie- talkies." They moved like wraiths down the wadi.
Their bodies hardly swung; every line and sag was part of an effortless motion.
Walked over this afternoon to see the new landing field in the wadi, now our
solitary channel of communication with the rest of the country. Because of its
urgency, the Chief Rabbi sanctioned labour on the Sabbath, provided the
workmen did ...
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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