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Sign: Latrun Police - 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

משטרת לטרון

כ"ב באייר תש"ח
31 במאי 1948

מבצע בן נון ב’
גדוד 73 - חטיבה 7
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The memorial site was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image

The 73rd Battalion of the 7th Brigade was an armored battalion that some members of the Sixth Battalion joined (the Foremen Click for sign's details). As part of Operation Ben Nun B, to occupy the Latrun area in order to clear the road to Jerusalem, the fighters broke through the police’s outer line of defense, but failed in their attempt to score a breach in the police building itself. In the battle, 31 soldiers from the 73rd Battalion were killed. After this battle, the members of the Sixth Battalion left the 7th Brigade and returned to their battalion.

Another action of the battalion members as part of the 73rd Battalion of the 7th Brigade appears on the following sign Click for sign's details

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

Latrun Police

May 31, 1948

Operation Ben Nun B
73rd Battalion - 7th Brigade
Failed attack on police

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