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Montgomery Arrives in Palestine to Tour Military Posts; Security Precautions Taken

Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery, chief of the Imperial General Staff, arrived here today to tour military installations. The entire country has been converted into an armed camp to guard against any attempts on his life. Strong guards have been posted at all points where Montgomery is due to appear.

His visit coincides with what is expected to be a period of relative calm. The Irgun Zvai Leumi and the Stern Group announced yesterday that they will cease bombing the rail lines in order to allow the citrus crop to be exported, since the livelihood of thousands of Jews depends on it. The export period ranges from eight to ten weeks.

Jewish personnel of the Palestine Criminal Investigation Department have been warned by the Stern Group that they are liable to be shot if they do not leave the service. The warning was posted on walls in Jerusalem.