25 Photos of the King David Hotel Bombing of 1946
25 Photos of the King David Hotel Bombing of 1946

25 Photos of the King David Hotel Bombing of 1946

Jacob Miller - August 23, 2017

25 Photos of the King David Hotel Bombing of 1946
Irgun emblem with Hebrew symbols used during its armed campaign. Wikipedia
25 Photos of the King David Hotel Bombing of 1946
The explosion of a second bomb at the King David Hotel. Wikipedia
25 Photos of the King David Hotel Bombing of 1946
“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.
25 Photos of the King David Hotel Bombing of 1946
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.
25 Photos of the King David Hotel Bombing of 1946
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.
25 Photos of the King David Hotel Bombing of 1946
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.
25 Photos of the King David Hotel Bombing of 1946
Workers attempt to rescue survivors after the attack. carrollcrossroads
25 Photos of the King David Hotel Bombing of 1946
The King David Hotel on July 22, 1946. Library of Congress
25 Photos of the King David Hotel Bombing of 1946
Initial reports on King David Hotel bombing said 50 dead; the blast killed 91. Mondoweiss
25 Photos of the King David Hotel Bombing of 1946
Sergeant 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.
25 Photos of the King David Hotel Bombing of 1946
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.

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