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Author Clarke, Thurston.

Title By Blood and Fire [electronic resource] : July 22, 1946: The Attack On Jerusalem's King David Hotel / Thurston Clarke.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Distribution, [2016]


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Summary On July 22, 1946 six members of the Irgun, a Jewish underground group headed by future Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, entered the basement of Jerusalem's King David Hotel and planted seven milk churns filled with explosives underneath the wing housing the headquarters of the British Mandatory Government of Palestine. The ensuing explosion killed ninety-one Britons, Arabs, and Jews, in roughly equal numbers, at the time the greatest death toll in any single act of terrorism. The bombing was a pivotal moment in Israeli and Palestinian history, and was one of several dramatic attacks that eventually persuaded the British to leave Palestine. Clarke's minute-by-minute account of the attack is thrilling, and his narrative brings the perpetrators and victims vividly to life.
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Subject Melon ha-Melekh Daṿid (Jerusalem)
Terrorism -- Palestine.
Palestine -- History -- 1929-1948.
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Other Form: Print version: Clarke, Thurston. By blood and fire : London : Hutchinson, 1981. 0091452902 (DLC)85673640
ISBN 9781504029865 (e-pub)
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