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Creation of a Jewish Army Would Strengthen Defenses of Panama Canal, Patterson States

December 10, 1941
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Creation of a Jewish army in the Middle East would strengthen the position of the Panama Canal, declared Col. J. H. Patterson, commander of the Jewish. Legion during World War I and now honorary chairman of the Committee for a Jewish army, at a press conference today.

Col. Patterson stated that with the United States and Great Britain at war with Japan and with Hawaii, the Philippines and Singapore under attack, the 100,000 Australian troops engaged in the Middle Eastern campaign are vitally needed in the Orient. Formation of a Jewish army in Palestine would make possible the shifting of these Imperial forces to the new battlegrounds, he stressed.

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