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1947_A

By Illingworth, 'Punch', January 1, 1947

1947A

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', January 2, 1947

1947B

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', January 3, 1947

The Irgun had again declared war against the British.

1947C

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', January 6, 1947

The aim of the Irgun's terror campain was to force the British to relinquish
it's "Palestine Mandate".

1947D

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', January 29, 1947

David Ben-Gurion, head of the Jewish Agency, denounced the Irgun as the
"enemy of the Jewish people".

1947E

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', February 5, 1947

The British Administration orders the evacuation of all British women and
children to leave Palestine at once.

1947F

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', February 13, 1947

Britain declaired that it was not prepared to try to impose a solution in Palestine
by force of arms. Hands the Palestine mandate back to the U.N.

1947G

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', May 6, 1947

The Acre Prison break was carried out by the Irgun on May 4, 1947.

1947H

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', June 13, 1947

The Hollywood screenwriter Ben Hecht was an active Zionist and supporter
of paramilitary action against British forces in Palestine.

1947I

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', July 31, 1947

The ship 'Exodus' carrying 4,500 Jewish illegal immigrants was towed by the Royal Navy into Haifa.
The Jews were then transferred back to Germany.

1947J

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', September 22, 1947

1947K

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', September 26, 1947

1947L

By E.H. Shepard, 'Punch', October 10, 1947

1947M

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', October 13, 1947

1947N

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', October 17, 1947

1947O

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', December 2, 1947

The United Nations votes for partition of Palestine to be divided into a Jewish state and an Arab state.

1947_B

By Arthur Szyk, December, 1947, U.S.A.

Caption: U.N. votes to end the British mandate in Palestine
Depecting: John Bull and Erne Bevin