Auction 68 Jewish and Israeli History and Culture
Sep 19, 2019 (Your local time)
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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LOT 31:

Collection of Booklets and Journals – The Jewish Brigade and Jewish Units in the British Army – 1940s

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Collection of booklets and journals of Jewish units in the British army. The first half of the 1940s.
Approx. 40 booklets and journals, most of them typewritten and mimeographed, printed for various Jewish units in the British army, including the Jewish Brigade and transport companies. The journals provide much information about the activity of the units, the battles and the lives of the Jewish soldiers in Europe. Some of them are accompanied by illustrations.
The collection contains:
• "Basha'ar" (At the Gate), internal booklet no. 3, 1941 – a booklet encouraging students to enlist in the British army. • Journals of No. 5 Water Tank Coy. R.A.S.C; 462 General Transport Coy. R.A.S.C; company 553, R.A.O.C; 178 General Transport Coy. R.A.S.C; and other companies. • Issue no. 3 of the journal of the 1st Palestinian Light Anti-Aircraft Battery. Merchavya, 1943. One of the articles in the issue deals with the need to enlist and fight for the Jewish Yishuv in face of the news about the destruction of European Jewry. • Issues 4-5 of "Bama'avak" (In the Struggle), the journal of the Jewish Brigade. Belgium, 1945. • A volume compiling various journals and leaflets; most of them of the Jewish transport companies. • and more.
A total of approx. 40 items (some of them bound together). Size and condition vary.
Provenance: The Rimon Family Collection.

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