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Sign: The Convoy of 35 - In memory of the 6th battalion of the Palmach-Harel

Yefe Nof St 27, Sho’eva, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל הגדוד השישי

מחלקת הל"ה
אור ליום ה’ בשבט תש"ח
ליל 15-16 ויום 16 בינואר 1948
מסע לגוש עציון הנצור, היתקלות, קרב ונפילת כל 35 הלוחמים
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The memorial site was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image

A day after the first battle of Gush Etzion, it was decided to reinforce the Gush Click for sign's details, a platoon of 35 men, half of them members of the Sixth Battalion, under the command of Danny Mass, who was commander of Gush Etzion and deputy commander of the Sixth Battalion. The department was discovered and masses of Arabs attacked it. All members of the platoon were killed in the battle.

Translation of the text on the sign:
Emblem of the Sixth Regiment

On the night 15-16 and day 16 January 1948
A journey to the besieged Gush Etzion, encounter, battle and the fall of all 35 fighters

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