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LOT 37:

"HaGalgal", Journal of the Mandatory Radio Station "Kol Yerushalayim" – All the Issues of the Journal in Five ...

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"HaGalgal", Journal of the Mandatory Radio Station "Kol Yerushalayim" – All the Issues of the Journal in Five Volumes, 1943-1948 / Three Issues of "HaMa'azin"
All the issues of the journal "HaGalgal" (The Wheel) [Editor: Dov Kimchi], in five volumes. Published by the Governmental Information Ministry in Jerusalem, on behalf of the British Ministry of Information. 1943-1948.
Volume A: 26 issues; Volume B: 42 issues; Volume C: 50 issues; Volume D: 50 issues; Volume E: 35 issues + three issues of "HaMa'azin" (April 22, 1948; May 6, 1948 and May 13 1948, the day before the Israeli Declaration of Independence).
"HaGalgal", the journal of the radio station "Kol Yerushalayim" (Jerusalem Calling), established by the British Mandatory Authority, was published in order "to bring to its readers an abundance of opinions on the war… on cultural, economic and social problems… and on scientific achievements in democratic countries". The journal also contained sections dedicated to literature, culture, a section for women about cosmetics, fashion and cooking, a technical section for solving problems in radio receivers, broadcasts schedule and more. Many of the articles and columns were translated from foreign press.
Although the journal was published regularly during the battle over Jerusalem (which started after the declaration of the UN on November 29, 1947), as the voice of the British Mandate, it rarely mentioned the difficult situation in Jerusalem and Palestine, the exception being single and neutral references. The last issue was published on May 25, 1948, then it was transferred to local ownership and was published as "HaMa'azin – The Journal of the Hebrew Radio". The three issues of "HaMa'azin" in this lot all deal with the situation in Israel, in stark contrast to the total disregard which was the policy of the journal until then.
203 issues of "HaGalgal" + 3 issues of "HaMa'azin", in five volumes, 30cm. Condition varies.

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