The Establishment Of The Jewish Brigade Group



Parade of recruits to the Jewish Brigade Group (PHG\1006511)"The struggle for establishing a Jewish fighting force in the framework of the British army continues and is finally successful: the British government announces the establishment of a Jewish Brigade Group, an enhanced brigade of 5,000 fighters with a flag and special insignia. Its Hebrew name: Hativa Yehudit Lohemet." (Mordecai Naor, Zionism. The First 120 Years. Timeline, Articles, Documents and Glossary. The Jewish Agency for Israel, The Zionist Library, 2002, p. 125.)
Numerous files document the establishment and activity of the Jewish Brigade. Among the museum items in The Archives can be found the flag of the Jewish Brigade, and the graphic collection includes many photographs that portray the activity of the Jewish soldiers.