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December 29, 1971
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The families of some 1,500 Israeli soldiers killed in action during the Six-Day War and in subsequent clashes along the borders and cease-fire lines, assembled here several days ago to mark the publication of the Third Book of Memorial Scrolls which contain letters, essays, poems and drawings by the fallen soldiers. The two previous volumes contained similar writings by soldiers killed in Israel’s War of Independence and during the 1956 Suez campaign. Gen. David Elazar told the families: “Our soldiers were killed in a war that was fought to keep our enemies from destroying us and to bring peace nearer. They did not go to war because of hatred in their hearts but because our generation cannot afford a second holocaust.”

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