Menu JTA Search

12,000 Jewish Veterans from All Parts of Britain Honor Memory of War Dead

Twelve thousand Jewish veterans of the late war from all parts of the British Isles yesterday participated in the annual ceremonies and services honoring the memory of the Jewish men and women who died while in the British services during the war.

The Remembrance Parade was reviewed by Field Marshal. Montgomery, highest ranking British officer and head of the West European military council. Among the participants in the parade, which marched to music played by the band of the famed Coldstream Guards, was a contingent of 500 veterans from Glasgow, complete with kilts and bagpipes. The services for the dead were recited by Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie.

Last night, at a reunion meeting of veterans of the Jewish Brigade, former Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden paid tribute to the wartime feats of the Brigade in Italy. He also spoke of the emergence of the Jewish state as the most memorable event in the recent history of the world.

He expressed the hope, which he said many Britons shared, that harmony and prosperity would reign in Israel and the whole Middle East. Everything that could be done by Britain to bring this about should be done “earnestly and eagerly,” Mr. Eden continued, and appealed to the Jewish state to contribute to the harmony and prosperity of the Middle East. Both Mr. Eden and Sir Hartley Shawcross, the Attorney General, condemned fascist and anti-Semitic propaganda.

NEXT STORY