British Air Minister and Lloyd George Pay Tribute to Jabotinsky
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British Air Minister and Lloyd George Pay Tribute to Jabotinsky

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Tributes from many leaders of British public life, including Lloyd George and Sir Archibald Sinclair, Air Minister in the British Cabinet, were paid to Vledimir Jabotineky, late Revisfonist leader, at memorial services held in London last night commemorating the first anniversary of his death.

Eulogizing the courage of Jabotinsky and his services to the British Army during the last war, the British Air Minister in a message said they should serve “as an inspiration to all men of the Jewish faith wherever they may be to continue the fight against Nazi tyranny until victory is finally won.”

Lloyd George in a message declared that he remembered well “the invaluable services to the Allied cause rendered by Jabotinsky in forming the Jewish Battalions in Allenby’s victorious army, thereby revealing to the world that the martial qualities of the ancient Maccabean was still alive in the Jewish people.”

“I know of his offer,” Lloyd George’s message continued, “to form a Jewish army and air force alongside of the Allies in the present struggle against Nazi tyranny, an offer which should have been accepted without hesitation and delay. Jabotinsky was a born leader who put all of his heart, soul and mind in the struggle for freedom and justice for his people. May the torch he kindled continue to act as a beacon to point the way for the restoration of Jewish rights and liberties after the war.”

Messages were also received from Jan Masaryk, Lord Snell and Lord Strabolgi. Among the speakers who addressed the meeting were Clement Davies and Commander Locker-Lampson

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