The Jewish Brigade
An Army with Two Masters 1944-45
By (author) Morris Beckman
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Jewish Brigade by Morris Beckman
Book DescriptionA 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. Having fought in the War, author Morris Beckman was the founder member of the 43 Group of Jewish ex-servicemen who attacked and destroyed Mosley's emergent Fascist party in a protracted campaign in the late 1940s. 'A fitting memorial to those Jews who, at a time when being a Jew was synonymous with being a victim, were determined to take up arms as a Jewish entity and against their own enemies.' The Literary Review
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781862274235
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Spellmount Publishers Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Morris Beckman
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Following the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in 1940, Britain was at her most vulnerable. France had capitulated and the Germans had control of ports from the Arctic to the Mediterranean. In this book, the author tells the story of his first voyage as a Merchant Navy radio operator during the bloody year of 1940.
Jewish Brigade, Paperback (June 1998)» View all books by Morris Beckman
Was this the work of bastards? Quentin Tarantino's film, "Inglourious Basterds" has awoken a great interest in Jewish fighters of the Second World War. This title tells the true story of the Jewish Brigade - courageous and tenacious soldiers, executors of Nazis and organisers of the passage of thousands of Holocaust survivors to Palestine.
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Author Biography - Morris Beckman
Morris Beckman was born in London and took part in the invasions of Sicily and Italy in the Second World War. He was a founding member of the '43 Group' of Jewish ex-servicemen, which attacked and destroyed Mosley's emergent Fascist party in a protracted campaign in the late 1940s. Author of several books, his history of the '43 Group' was published in 1992.
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