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Jewish War Veterans Honor British War Dead; Hold Services

Thousands of Jewish veterans of Britain’s wars in this and the last century marched today through London’s streets to their annual “Remembrance Day” services and later paraded to the Cenotaph, Britain’s national monument, to lay s wreath in memory of all British war dead.

Scottish and Irish bands, and musical contingents from the Royal Air Force, Royal Artillery and Royal Marines played as the Jewish men and women who had served in British units all through the world marched onto the Horse Guards parade grounds for their inspection by Lord Tedder, Marshal of the Royal Air Force. Drawn up in the ranks were London taxicab drivers who served in the Boer War and both World Wars, a Knight who served from 1914-1918, Wing Commander Lionel Cohen who won the Distinguished Flying Cross for serving as an airgunner in the last war at the age of 69, and officers and men who recently fought in Korea.

After the inspection, British Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie and Rev. I. Levy, Senior Jewish Chaplain in the armed services, conducted religious services. Later, the veterans were drawn up at attention at the Cenotaph while a party of selected veterans laid a wreath at the Cenotaph. Among the group were Lt. T. Gould, holder of the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest military award, and Lt. D. Sharp, captured in Korea, who was awarded the British Empire Medal this year for his courage in his sufferings at the hands of his captors.

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