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The 6th Airborne Division was a major element of the British Security Force in Palestine between September, 1945 and May 1948. Faced with the unenviable task of upholding the law in a lawless country, the individual British soldier had to face continual opposition from a hostile Jewish community. This story is described by General Wilson, then a Major, who served with the division during this period.

The mission of British forces was simply to keep the peace. To achieve this goal, the 6th Airborne Division conducted a variety of counter-insurgency operations in both urban and rural environments. These operations were designed to locate illegal arms caches, limit Jewish-Arab violence and capture dissidents who had attacked British positions. The destruction of the King David Hotel, the most famous terrorist attack of the Mandate period, is treated in great detail.

With 6th Airborne Division in Palestine 1945 - 48 is a tribute to the British soldier. It is also an excellent case study in unconventional warfare. It will be of great interest to any student of the intricate problem that Palestine presents.

Book News Annotation:

The 6th Airborne Division, a major element of the British Security Force in Palestine between September 1945 and May 1948, conducted a variety of counter-insurgency operations in both urban and rural environments. These operations were designed to locate illegal arms caches, limit Jewish-Arab violence, and capture dissidents who had attacked British positions. The author served with the division during the period, and here, he recounts the activities of the division, especially the response to the destruction of the King David Hotel. B&w historical photos and maps are included. A subject index is not provided. The book was originally published in Great Britain in 1949 as Cordon and Search, by Gale and Polden Ltd. It was reprinted in the US in 1984 by The Battery Press, Inc. Wilson is retired from the British Army. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844157716
Author:
Wilson, R. Dare
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books
Author:
Wilson, Dare
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Great Britain History.
Subject:
Palestine History 1929-1948.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
275
Dimensions:
9.20x6.50x1.30 in. 1.36 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » British Military
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General

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