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In the autumn of 1917, the British government established three batallions of infantry, for the reception of non-nationalized Russian Jews. Known colloquially as the Jewish Legion, the batallions served in Egypt and Palestine, before their eventual disbandment in the late spring of 1921. By drawing on the testimonies of over 600 veterans, this unique unit is analyzed from within its political and social context, thus providing fresh insights into Anglo-Jewish relations during the early twentieth century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403939210
ISBN-10: 1403939217
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Pages: 305
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Martin Watts

MARTIN WATTS in addition to a commercial career, studied Modern History at the Polytechnic of North London and the Open University, UK. He has taught with the College of the Sea, and as an Associate Lecturer with the Open University.

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