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Sign: Gush Etzion - 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

גוש עציון

כ"ה בניסן ג’-ה’ באייר תש"ח
4, 12-14 במאי 1948

לחימה בקרבות האחרונים עד נפילת גוש עציון
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The memorial site was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image

The Sixth Battalion participated in the battles of Gush Etzion, starting with the first battle Click for sign's details, and later in the battles Click for sign's details and securing the convoys (the 35 Click for sign's details, Nabi Daniel Click for sign's details). On May 13, 1948, Gush Etzion fell.

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

Gush Etzion

4, 12-14 May 1948

Fighting in the last battles until the fall of Gush Etzion

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