Hear, in their own words, the soldiers' accounts. Where available, a link is provided to a short biography.
The Shlomo Shamir, Yitzchak Moore, and Haim Einav interviews are outtakes from Is Jerusalem Burning? Myth, Memory and the Battle of Latrun. The others are outtakes from In Our Own Hands: The Hidden Story of the Jewish Brigade in World War II.
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At 28 years old, Shamir commanded the Jewish Brigade.
Moore worked in the British Army during World War II. In May, 1948 he joined the engineer corps of the newly formed Israeli army. A few days later he was ordered to join the seventh brigade to go to Latrun to try to open the road to Jerusalem.