In Italy, our unit was incorporated into the Field Artillery Regiment within the newly formed Jewish Brigade. About half the men were Jewish/Palestinians and the rest British. The British were furious at being separated from their comrades, with whom they had fought throughout the war, and attached to such a strange “Jewish” unit. In spite of being a Jewish Palestinian and not British, I was in charge of British troops. This as far as I know was strictly against the King’s regulation which stated that only British subjects can be in charge of British soldiers. Being the most senior B.S.M. I was placed in charge of British soldiers and made head of the Sergeant’s mess. Although I sympathized with the British soldiers it did not help matters.
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