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The Fall of a SparrowThe Life and Times of Abba Kovner$
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Dina Porat

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804762489

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804762489.001.0001

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Information Officer of the Givati Brigade During the War of Independence

Information Officer of the Givati Brigade During the War of Independence

“Everything depends on your courage in battle, face-to-face” December 1947–December 1949

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(p.238) Thirteen Information Officer of the Givati Brigade During the War of Independence
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The Fall of a Sparrow
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804762489.003.0018

This chapter discusses Kovner's role in the Givanti Brigade, which he joined in mid-May 1948. The British Mandate had just come to an end, the establishment of the state of Israel was declared, and the armies of seven Arab countries immediately invaded. Appointed as Information Officer on May 22, Kovner was promoted to the rank of captain in December and had to wear its insignia, an order that almost no officer obeyed at the time, because of the feeling of common effort.

Keywords:   Abba Kovner, Givanti Brigade, Israel, Arab invasion

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