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British Commander Lauds Palestinians’ Work in Greece

July 3, 1941
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The performance of Palestinian troops in the campaigns in Greece and Crete was highly praised today by General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, commander of British forces in Palestine, on behalf of General Sir Archibald P. Wavell.

“These Palestinians worked well in Greece and stood up well to the large-scale attacks to which they were subjected,” General Wilson said in a letter to Isaac Ben-Zvi, chairman of the Jewish National Council. “severe losses are a matter of great regret.”

Meanwhile, the Tel Aviv Municipal Council discussed establishment of a “Social Guard,” similar to a Rome Guard, to handle urgent cases of victims of air-raids and other war emergencies.

Meanwhile, Bernard Joseph, legal adviser of the Jewish Agency, returning from a month’s tour of South Africa, said in an interview: “I believe my visit will have valuable results for the Jewish cause,” He added: “Meeting (Prime Minister) Smuts and other prominent persons in the South African cabinet, I found everywhere the deepest sympathy for our wartime problems.”

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