Price: $12.95 Special Price: $12.10 Format: Paperback ISBN 10: 9652295337 ISBN 13: 9789652295330 Catalog Number: 9789652295330 Number of Pages: 176 Year Published: 2011
Description: This is the story of Benny – the son of David Levi, the central figure of Of Guns and Mules – and the five-year period he spent serving with the British army in World War II. Volunteering in the summer of 1940, Benny becomes a driver in a Jewish-Palestinian unit and sees active service in Egypt and North Africa. After taking part in the defeat of Rommel’s Afrika Corps, he is sent to Italy via Malta. There he undergoes combat training and, as a fighter in the newly formed Jewish Brigade, participates in the Allies’ final push against the Nazis. He also takes part in the unofficial “revenge squads” that hunt down and kill escaping SS officers. During the war Benny meets and falls in love with Tamar and also learns about the plight of Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. When not on duty, and with American support, Benny and his friends help those who survived the Holocaust, rescuing many concentration camp survivors and helping them reach Mandatory Palestine. After the war is over, the Brigade is sent to Belgium. Here, Benny continues to help the Jewish survivors before returning to Tel Aviv to begin a new life with Tamar.