Irgun emblem with Hebrew symbols used during its armed campaign. WikipediaThe explosion of a second bomb at the King David Hotel. Wikipedia“As the dust and smoke settle following the explosion of a bomb at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem members of the Palestine Police are seen going to the aid of a casualty lying on the pavement..” Photo- No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Imperial War Museum.Two dead bodies lie on the pavement outside the King David Hotel, Jerusalem. In the background constables of the Palestine Police search for the remaining victims. Photo- No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Imperial War Museum.Following the explosions at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem soldiers and members of the Palestine Police work to rescue victims from the wreckage. Photo- No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Imperial War Museum.A wounded soldier is carried out from the ruins of the King David Hotel, Jerusalem on a stretcher, after being hauled out from under the wreckage. Photo- No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Imperial War Museum.Workers attempt to rescue survivors after the attack. carrollcrossroadsThe King David Hotel on July 22, 1946. Library of CongressInitial reports on King David Hotel bombing said 50 dead; the blast killed 91. MondoweissSergeant Edwina Payton was Mentioned in Despatches for her bravery after the King David Hotel atrocity. She married B/Sgt James Mailey in Palestine in 1947. When the Mandate ended she stayed on in Jerusalem with local Arabic workers in order to destroy all the documents and then flew to Haifa in a small aircraft, returning to the UK by sea. Edwina went on to serve for 33 years, retiring as a Major. She died in 1978. Margaret Bellwood, Edwina’s sister.Paratroopers enforce the curfew in Tel Aviv after King David Hotel bombing, July 1946. Photographer- Haim Fine, Russian Emmanuel collection, from collections of the National Library of Israel.