Jewish Brigade by Morris Beckman
An Army with Two Masters 1944-45

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A brigade was formed in 1944 as part of the British Army and fought with distinction in Italy. It was the first all Jewish 'army', and knowledge of its existence and its role in defeating the Nazis gave an immense boost to Jews everywhere. After the war the brigade helped Jewish refugees beat the British blockade of Palestine.
 

About Morris Beckman

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Morris Beckman served as a radio officer in the Merchant Navy during World War II. He took part in the Battle of the Atlantic and was torpedoed and bombed, which he described in Atlantic Roulette. Late in 1942, he joined the Mogul Line in Bombay and his ships ran supplies to the Middle East-he took part in the invasions of Sicily and Italy. He was the founder member of the 43 Group of Jewish ex-servicemen which attacked and destroyed Mosley's Fascist party in a protracted campaign in the 1940s. He is the author of the acclaimed The Jewish Brigade: An Army with Two Masters 1944-45.
 
Published December 26, 2010 by Spellmount. 184 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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