Shield of David: The Story of Israel's Armed Forces by Yigal Allon

Shield of David: The Story of Israel's Armed Forces

byYigal Allon

Kobo ebook | June 15, 2015

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Shield of David: The Story of Israel’s Armed Forces by Yigal Allon (87,000 words and 264 illustrations) tells the history of the Jews’ armed forces from the Palestine Yishuv’s first efforts at self-defense in the early 1900s, under the Ottoman Empire and the British Mandate, during Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, the 1956 Suez Campaign and until the 1967 Six-Day War.

“In recent years, most particularly since the Six-Day War of June 1967, people throughout the world have asked themselves how it happened that the Israel Defence Forces won so resounding a victory over the Arab armies. What suddenly endowed the Jewish people — traditionally non-martial — with such impressive military skills? What is the secret of the prowess of Israeli soldiers, airmen and sailors?

The answer, of course, is that nothing happens ‘suddenly’; that the modern story of Jewish self-defence in the Land of Israel dates back some eighty years, and is the result of the commitment and dedication to national survival of many men and women — most of whom, seeking no publicity, received none. This book is my attempt to tell part of that little-known story — as simply, briefly and clearly as possible.” — Yigal Allon, Author’s Note, 1970

Title:Shield of David: The Story of Israel's Armed ForcesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:Plunkett Lake PressLanguage:English

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