Jewish Commandos

Jewish Commandos

Aaron Meyer

In 1938, small units of British-led Jewish commandos were formed to combat Arab guerrillas in Palestine. These Special Night Squads carried out their mission ruthlessly and successfully, relying on torture and well-honed counterinsurgency tactics. They would influence the development of the world's special forces for decades to come.
Publication date:
December 2020
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
25
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9780811719124

Dimensions : 229 X 152 cm
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£19.95

Overview
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In 1936 Arabs staged an uprising against British colonial rule in Palestine. Orde Wingate, a British intelligence officer (and later one of World War II's most colorful generals), proposed raising small units of British-led Jewish commandos to combat Arab guerrillas. By June 1938, these Special Night Squads were operational, manned with British officers and Jewish soldiers handpicked from the elite commando arm of the Haganah, the Jewish paramilitary organization in Palestine. They carried out their missions ruthlessly and successfully, relying on torture and execution in addition to well-honed counterinsurgency tactics. The squads would influence the development of special forces for years to come.