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Sign: Rishon LeZion - Heritage Sites in Israel - The water pool towers


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Bilu St 6, Rishon LeTsiyon, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל ההגנה
סמל מוזיאון ראשון לציון
סמל עיריית ראשון לציון

מגדלי בריכות המים
על בריכות המים בצריף עץ, פעלה תחנת האיתות של ה"הגנה" בראשון-לציון.
הקשר עם המפקדה הממונה והישובים במרחב נעשו בעיקר בלילה, באמצעות פנס איתות לוקס וביום באמצעות הליוגרף ודגלי מורס. בשנים 1940 - 1948 שכנה במקום תחנת הנוטרים ומשטרת הישובים העבריים והמ"ן (המשמר הנע). בתחנה הוחזק הנשק הליגלי: רובים רימוני יד מקלע ותחמושת.
מאות חברי ה"הגנה", ספיישלים (מושבעים כשוטרים נוספים). עברו אימונים במקום. השוטרים היו הכוח המגוייס של ה"הגנה" שהיה מצוייד בנשק אנגלי ותלבושת צבאית וממומן על-ידי הממשלה הבריטית. רוב מפקדי ה"הגנה" במרחב ראשון-לציון קיבלו את הכשרתם הצבאית בקורסים למפקדים של ה"הגנה". תוך כדי שירותם כנוטרות.
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The sign shape is rectangle 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 pool towers were photographed on the same day by the same photographer Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
The emblem of the Haganah organization
Rishon Le Zion Museum emblem
Rishon LeZion municipality emblem

The water pool towers
On the water pools in a wooden shack, the "Hagana" signal station operated in Rishon Lezion.
Contact with the appointed headquarters and the settlements in the area was made mainly at night, using a Lux signal lantern and during the day using the heliograph and Morse flags. In the years 1940 - 1948, the Notrim station and the Jewish Settlements Police and the M"N (Moving Guard) were located there. The station housed the legal weapons: rifles, hand grenades, machine guns and ammunition.
Hundreds of members of the "Haganah", specials (sworn as additional police officers). Had training on the spot. The policemen were the recruited force of the "Haganah" who were equipped with English weapons and military uniforms and financed by the British government. Most of the "Hagana" commanders in the Rishon Lezion area received their military training in courses for "Hagana" commanders. while serving as monitors.



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