Images of a State in the Making- Page 4
 Images of a State in the Making
 INTRODUCTION  |  PAGE 1  |  PAGE 2  |  PAGE 3  |  PAGE 4  |  PAGE 5  |
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 Images of a State in the Making- Page 4
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 4
 
   GARB YOURSELF IN GLORY –  JOIN  THE ATS 
 
Young Jewish women were encouraged to enlist in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, a women’s unit of the British armed forces. Appeals directed at the Jewish community urged tens of thousands of women aged 20 to 45 to enlist. Jewish women who signed up for the ATS served in Egypt, mainly as drivers of military vehicles. (1940s)

 
   JOIN THE BRITISH ARMY  AND  DEFEAT THE NAZIS
 
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 Images of a State in the Making- Page 4
 
Participating in the British army’s fight against the Nazis became the central mission of the Jewish community in the Land of Israel at the start of the 1940s. At first a movement of individual volunteers, Jewish enlistment became a national mission with the active support of Zionist institutions led by the Jewish Agency. (1940s)
 
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 Images of a State in the Making- Page 4
 
   JOIN THE NAVY 
 
The navy was an important British military arm, the pride of the Empire in the days when Britannia ruled the waves. The Jewish community in the Land of Israel was urged to mobilize volunteers for the Royal Navy during World War II. The Jewish recruits served in various naval functions – gunnery, ships’ crews, and logistical units. (1940s)
 
   YOUNG PEOPLE, VOLUNTEER FOR  NATIONAL SERVICE
 
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 Images of a State in the Making- Page 4
 
Jews from 17 to 25 years of age were urged to report for national service. Volunteers were needed for the Jewish army to defend the State that soon would arise in light of the United Nations General Assembly decision of November 29, 1947. The first recruits were from the Haganah and Palmach. Veterans of the World War II British army formed the professional and command backbone of the Israel Defense Forces at the start. Youths and adults with no fighting experience were mobilized and assigned to homefront duties. (1947-48)
 
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 Images of a State in the Making- Page 4
 
   RETALIATION AND RESCUE! 
 
The establishment of a Jewish fighting unit in 1944 was a source of pride for Jews in the Land of Israel. Tens of thousands of these Jews had been serving in the British forces, but without group recognition. Thanks to pressure from Jewish leaders and excellent service by the first volunteers, a struggle of almost five years resulted in British agreement to establish the Jewish Fighting Brigade with 5,500 troops. Its symbol was the Star of David, and its banner was the blue-and-white national flag. (1945)