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Author Keren, Michael

Title We are coming, unafraid : the Jewish legions and the promised land in the First World War / Michael Keren and Shlomit Keren
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 191 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Leaving home -- In distant lands -- To the front -- On bravery -- Hope and disenchantment -- The chaplain -- An aristocrat of sorts -- Memory and identity -- A soldier left behind -- Existential zionism
Summary This book tells the little-known stories of three all-Jewish battalions formed in the British army as part of the Allies' Middle East campaign, recruiting soldiers from the United States, Canada, England, and Argentina. Many of the soldiers, ranging widely in education level, social class, and combat experience, were displaced immigrants or children of such immigrants. Together, they coalesced into the all-Jewish battalions: "the liberators of the Promised Land."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-185) and index
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Subject Great Britain. Army. Jewish Legion -- History -- 20th century.
Jewish soldiers -- Correspondence.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Jewish.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Jewish -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
History.
Personal narratives
Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Personal narratives.
Anecdotes.
Form Electronic book
Author Keren, Shlomit.
LC no. 2010013668
ISBN 1442205504 (electronic bk.)
9781442205505 (electronic bk.)