Auction 80 Part 1 Jewish and Israeli History, Culture and Art
Jun 29, 2021
8 Ramban St, Jerusalem., Israel

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"Commanders Join the Colors!" – Recruitment Order Published one Day Before the Israeli Declaration of Independence ...

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"Commanders Join the Colors!" – Recruitment Order Published one Day Before the Israeli Declaration of Independence – May 13, 1948
"Commanders Join the Colors!", recruitment order issued by "Merkaz Hamifkad Lesherut Ha'am" (the general recruitment organization of the Yishuv). Tel-Aviv: Ephraim Strod & sons Press, 13.5.1948. Hebrew.
A recruitment order (poster) issued by Merkaz Hamifkad Lesherut Ha'am, published one day before the Israeli Declaration of Independence: "With the worsening of the situation due to the end of the British Mandate, all officers, commanders and sergeants who served in the armies of the last World War and in the Haganah are hereby ordered […] to report immediately and promptly to full service". The slogan "One Front, One Nation" is printed in the background in thick light-blue font.
"Mifkad Ha'am" was the name of the Jewish recruitment organization active in Palestine from November 29, 1947 - the decision of the UN to end the British Mandate for Palestine, and divide the land to two states – to May 14, 1948 (the declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel). In this capacity, conscription was carried out, recruitment centers were opened and recruitment orders were published in the press and on posters. Thanks to these efforts, the Yishuv managed to establish a large defense force, which successfully resisted the invasion of the Arab armies on May 15, 1948.
63X95 cm. Good condition. Minor stains. Fold lines and minor creases. Small tears to edges.
Provenance: The Rimon Family Collection.

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