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6 Officers, 2 Lions, and 750 Mules Yanky Fachler

6 Officers, 2 Lions, and 750 Mules

Yanky Fachler

Published February 20th 2006
ISBN : 9781424121694
Paperback
216 pages
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Between 1915 and the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, six soldiers played a critical role in the re-emergence of a Jewish military ethos after a gap of almost 2,000 years. All six were officers in the British army. All six wereMore Between 1915 and the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, six soldiers played a critical role in the re-emergence of a Jewish military ethos after a gap of almost 2,000 years. All six were officers in the British army. All six were Zionists. All six believed that Jews had to organize themselves into a coherent and proactive military force. And all six fought against institutionalized anti-Semitism on the part of the British army authorities. Three of the soldiers were Christians: Irishman John Henry Patterson and Englishmen Richard Meinertzhagen and Orde Wingate. Three of the soldiers were Russian-born Jews: Vladimir Ze’ev Jabotinsky, Joseph Trumpeldor and Eliezer Margolin. 6 Officers, 2 Lions, and 750 Mules traces the contribution of these officers to the creation of a military doctrine that directly helped the newborn state successfully withstand and defeat the invading Arab armies in 1948.