Britain Considering Establishment of Jewish Army for Burma Front

The Chicago Sun, in a cable from London, reports that Britain is considering creation of a Jewish army of possibly one or more divisions assigned to help drive the Japanese from Burma, it was learned here.

“The idea, which has found favor in certain responsible military quarters, is that the Jewish soldiers would be recruited mainly from the British Army in the Middle East, especially Palestine,” the cable says. “Included among those who might volunteer would be Jews from Algeria, whom Gen. Giraud refuses to admit into French combat units. Jewish formations drawn from the Middle East would be brigaded into a special army under their own Palestinian flag. Enlistment might be thrown open throughout the British Empire and possibly to U.S. Jewish Troops.”

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