Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Jewish army of the Annapolis Valley

Who knew?  Kelly Shiers of the Halifax Chronicle Herald of a few days ago reports on the Jewish Legion, including future Israeli prime minister David Ben-Gurion,  that trained at Windsor, Nova Scotia, under British Army auspices in 1918
“In Windsor, one of the great dreams of my life — to serve as a soldier in a Jewish Unit to fight for the liberation of the Land of Israel (as we always called Palestine) — became a reality,” Ben-Gurion wrote in a letter to Windsor’s mayor three years after he left the prime minister’s job.
Hat tip to Mark Reynolds's father.  Photo: Chronicle-Herald.

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