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Sign: Gesher - the old Gesher - "The Large Shelter" (2)

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Gesher, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל גשר הישנה

המקלט הגדול
בנייתו החלה באמצע מלחמת העצמאות. בקרבות אפריל 1948 נגד הצבא הירדני עדיין אי אפשר היה להשתמש בו.
בעת קרבות הבלימה נגד הצבא העיראקי הפולש והמצור הממושך היה זה ליבו של הישוב; בו התמקדו המטבח ומחסן המזון, המרפאה וחדר החולים, וכן שני חדרים ללוחמים שבאו בתורם מן העמדות לנוח. כל המבנים סביבו נהרסו בעת הקרבות.
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The sign shape is rectangular but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel

The shelter was photographed on the same day by the same photographer Click for a larger image

Another sign with similar text is located near this sign Click for sign's details
and the description of life in the shelter Click for sign's details

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
The old Gesher symbol

The Large Shelter
Its construction began in the middle of the War of Independence. In the battles of April 1948 against the Jordanian army it was still impossible to use it.
During the containment battles against the invading Iraqi army and the prolonged siege, this was the heart of the settlement; It focused on the kitchen and the food store, the clinic and the sick room, as well as two rooms for the soldiers who came in turn from the positions to rest. All the buildings around it were destroyed during the battles.



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