Role of Col. Marcus in Organizing Israeli Army Described by American Military Analyst

The role played by the late Col. David Marcus, of Brooklyn, in organizing the Jewish fighting forces in Israel from “a crowd of guerilla fighters” into a well-disciplined army is described in an article to be published next week in the Saturday Evening Post.

The author of the article, Lowell M. Limpus, an American military analyst, says that Col. Marcus not only created the blueprint for the Israeli Army, but also taught the commanders how to use it. “He outlined the organization of officers’ training schools, then dictated the entire course of study, to be mastered in a matter of months,” Limpus reveals. “He taught them how to solve problems of logistics, of guns and shells to buy in the markets of Europe. Finally, he went out an supervised the training, working with the men personally for week after week.”

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