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000 years since a Jewish army had taken the field for conventional combat operations. Now the Jews would form a cohesive brigade (1) 1944 (1) 2185 (1) 500 men of the Brigade represented 52 nationalities and spoke 20 languages. Once committed against the tough German divisions in Italy (1) [ANTF] Anfifascisme (1) and (1) announced: "His Majesty's government have decided that a Jewish Brigade should be formed to take part in active operations." These few simple words electrified Jews wherever they heard them--in refugee camps (1) anti-fascism (3) autobiography (2) Battle of the Atlantic (2) British History (1) constantly advancing and inflicting far more casualties than it suffered. Enemy prisoners experienced a rare form of terror whey they espied the Brigade's insignia (1) currently-reading (1) D7 (1) East Coast (1) European History (1) fascism (3) Hackney (1) HIG (1) historical (1) history (6) Holocaust 933.47 (1) in Allied army camps where thousands of Jews already served. This was the moment they had been waiting and praying for: a chance to fight the Nazis under the flag of the Star of David. It had been 2 (1) in the British protectorate of Palestine (1) Jewish Fighters (1) Jewish History (1) Judaica (1) London (2) Merchant mariners (1) Merchant Navy (3) modern history (1) non-fiction (2) Political Theory & Ideology (1) present (1) the Brigade distinguished itself in action (1) thus realizing the identity of their captors. COVER TYPE: Hard (1) to strike back at the jack-booted hordes that had killed so many of their people. The 5 (1) What I am interested in (1) World War II History (1) WWII (6)
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