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Brigadier Ernest Frank Benjamin, commanding officer of the Jewish Brigade, inspects the Second Battalion. Palestine, October 1944.

The Jewish Brigade Group of the British army, which fought under the Zionist flag, was formally established in September 1944. It included more than 5,000 Jewish volunteers from Palestine organized into three infantry battalions and several supporting units. 


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Brigadier General Ernest Frank Benjamin, commanding officer of the Jewish Brigade, inspects the Second Battalion. [LCID: 87420]