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Major Farran's Hat: Britain's War Against Jewish Terrorism 1945-1948

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The gripping true story of the murder, in Palestine in 1947, of a Jewish activist by a British counter-terrorist officer, and the subsequent cover-up.

In May 1947, a Jewish teenager, active in a Zionist underground group fighting British rule in Palestine, was abducted. He was never seen again. Witnesses said he was seized by British policeman. A hat found at the scene was traced to Major Roy Farran, an ex-SAS officer leading a covert counter-terrorist squad. A sensational court martial followed, but Farran was acquitted, and the Zionist underground swore vengeance.

Drawing on recently declassified files of the security services, the book explores

the reasons why Britain lost Palestine and reveals the full extent and ambition of Jewish terrorist attacks on Britain in the late 1940s. Part Boys' Own adventure, part narrative history, Major Farran's Hat solves a murder mystery and exposes a shady episode in the final years of the British empire, and throws light on Britain's legacy in the Middle East.

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Synopsis:

Reading like a mix of true-crime and polemical narrative history, Cesaranis book investigates a shady murder mystery of violence, cover-ups and expediency that throws light on Britains legacy in the Middle East.

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About the Author

DAVID CESARANI is Research Professor in History at Royal Holloway, University of London. His most recent book is Eichmann: His Life and Crimes, which won the 2006 US National Jewish Book Award for History.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780434018451
Subtitle:
Britain's War Against Jewish Terrorism 1945-1948
Publisher:
William Heinemann
Author:
Cesarani, David
Subject:
Middle East
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090504
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.05 x 6 x .85 in .9063 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Middle East » Israel
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » Israel

Major Farran's Hat: Britain's War Against Jewish Terrorism 1945-1948
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"Synopsis" by , Reading like a mix of true-crime and polemical narrative history, Cesaranis book investigates a shady murder mystery of violence, cover-ups and expediency that throws light on Britains legacy in the Middle East.

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