If the Jews could hang on through the tough early months, he thought, they would grow considerably stronger while their opponents might well become weaker. And so it proved to be.
The pre-state militia had actually prepared well for the outbreak of war in 1948. But its commanders generally hailed from rival political parties to Ben-Gurion’s.
The mere sight of it terrified the invaders and roused the spirits of the outnumbered defenders.
A forgotten part of a well-known story.
Orde Wingate’s counterinsurgency rules.
One new book debunks the nakba myth; another perpetuates it.
Shattering a myth of the 1948 war.
“Grandma James Bond.”
Remembering John Henry Patterson.
Did you know he smuggled money for arms for the Haganah?
David Ben-Gurion’s 1948 order to attack and sink an armed Irgun ship marked a watershed, according to Abba Eban, “because you can’t be a government unless. . .