Marylanders in the Jewish Legion 1918-1919
A JMM Lobby Exhibit on view November 1 – 30, 2018
The Jewish Legion – or, more officially, the 38th, 39th, and 40th Battalions of the Royal Fusiliers – was a volunteer fighting force raised by the British Army starting in August 1917, set to engaging the Turkish army in Palestine under the command of General Edmund Allenby. In addition to Jewish men from England, Russia, Palestine, and other countries, thousands of American and Canadian Jews joined the Legion. Though they fought together for only a few years, these young men forged strong ties that lasted, in many cases, for the rest of their lives.
Photos of Exhibit in JMM’s Lobby
This exhibit was made possible in part by:
The Carole and Hanan Sibel Family Foundation
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