Sunday, April 10, 2011

On the Episode of the "Two Sergeants"

[what] the impact of this grim episode? It had a completely disproportionate effect in convincing the British authorities that the longer it continued the greater the danger of a breakdown of discipline in the security forces.

According to the historian Ritchie Ovendale, it was the Exodus episode, together with the hanging of the two sergeants, that finally convinced the Labour government to surrender the Mandate and withdraw British forces from Palestine.

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