1948. A Soldier's Tale – The Bloody Road to Jerusalem by Uri Avnery, Christopher Costello

By Uri Avnery, Christopher Costello

The first eye-witness account ever released of the 1948 Israeli struggle of Independence, this riveting memoir of a tender Israeli soldier turned an speedy bestseller on booklet in 1949, and remains to be well-known because the striking ebook of that struggle, within the culture of Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet at the Western Front. First becoming a member of the Givati Brigade and later volunteering for "Samson’s Foxes", the mythical commando unit, Avnery took half in just about all the most important battles at the Jerusalem and southern fronts. Written from the trenches, and from an army health facility mattress, he bargains an awfully distinctive account of the warfare, of fast paced battles, and acts of maximum bravery, in addition to the camaraderie and off-duty exploits of younger women and men thrust into front line. it is a gripping, delicate, and from time to time deeply poignant account of the day by day brutalities of 1 of the main major wars of our times.

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Suddenly a stir in the camp – our weapons have arrived. We run, in order not to miss this historic moment. The crates are opened and there they are, the rifles. Thickly coated in grease. With plenty of ammunition. Everyone gets his own personal rifle. As evening falls we sit and clean them without having the right equipment. And the whole time, until long after midnight, we try to come to terms with events: a personal rifle for each Israeli soldier. Sleep is out of the question. Janek Levkovitz, a refugee from Europe who knows rifles inside out, shows us how to use these guns that we never saw in training.

The first of the Army’s munitions ships was trying to run the British blockade. 1 The British warships detected it, but it slips by in the dark. On 2 April it docks in the harbor of Tel Aviv. The hour has struck for Operation Nachshon. In the afternoon there is a roll call for the company. We are reorganized in preparation for combat. Aryeh Spack, the company commander, holds a sheet of paper in his hand and reads out the names. “Platoon number one. ” Yaakov, small and skinny, moved to the front of the row.

In order to make this possible, the books had to be shortened a little. We made sure that neither the spirit nor the content of either book was distorted by this. The two volumes, which appear here as two parts of one book, are complementary to each other, but they are also very different. I wrote In the Fields of the Philistines in the course of a year, section by section. The individual articles are colored by different moods. The Other Side of the Coin was written in one go, and represents only one mood.

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