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Palmach [2nd Brigade?] "BaGalil" ('In the Galillee') magazine, 1949
Item code: 0020023

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Palmach/Israeli Army magazine, "BaGalil" ('In the Galillee'), 1949. This is the second volume ('B' - April, 1949) of a brigade-wide magazine. Though the content carefully omits any identifying names or unit numbers, the publication belongs to a Palmach-related unit and is considered part of the Palmach's military culture - in all probability, the 2nd Brigade. Keeping to the Palmach's socialist-military character, the magazine's stated aims are to document and remember the brigade's daily life and military achievements (in the North).

The publication opens with a pictoral vigil, in memory of the brigade's fallen soldiers, followed by an introduction to the second volume and then opening pieces by the brigade commander and an excerpt from the "Order of the Day" of the Commander of the Front (Col. Moshe Carmel). The publication chiefly includes a long articles about the brigade's victory in Opration Hiram (October 29-31, 1948), in which Israel's northern frontier and settlements were secured from the threat of the Arab Liberation Army (led by Fawzi el-Kaukji), but characteristically forcuses on the social and Zionist aspects of the victory: with the articles "Land of the Galillee", "The Engineers in the Liberation of the Galillee" and "On the Settling of the Galillee", along with photos, personal letters, a knowledge quiz and patriotic exhortations from David Ben-Gurion and even Berl Katznelson (who died 5 years earlier). Israeli forces participating in this operation includes the 1st ("Golani"), 2nd ("Carmeli", whose commander, Moshe Carmel, oversaw the operation), 7th (armoured) and 9th ("Oded") brigades. Overall in excellent condition, though a few pages have some tears.

מילות מפתח: מיליטריה מיליטאריה מסמכים ניירת תעודות תעודה אישורים צבאית צה"ל ספרים חוברת חוברות הגנה פלמ"ח