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Argentine Jews Contribute $80,000 to British War Relief; Ask Jewish Military Unit

A sum of $80,000 for British war relief was today presented to Sir Esmond Ovey, British Ambassador to Argentina, by a delegation from the Jewish Committee to Aid Great Britain, headed by Simon Mirelman, chairman of the organization.

The group asked Sir Esmond to convey to his government its desire to see the formation of a Jewish fighting unit, either within the British Army or the R.A.F. The Ambassador replied that with the money already raised for Britain by world Jewry a “fine air squadron could be established.” Thanking the delegates for their gift he promised to transmit their suggestions regarding a Jewish fighting force to the British Government.