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Major Farran's Hat

Murder, Scandal and Britain's War Against Jewish Terrorism 1945-1948

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Major Farran's Hat by David Cesarani
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*In May 1947 Alexander Rubowitz, a Jewish teenager active in a Zionist underground group fighting British rule in Palestine, was mysteriously abducted in Jerusalem. He was never seen again. Witnesses said he was seized by British policemen. A grey felt hat found at the scene was traced to Major Roy Farran, a highly decorated ex-SAS officer leading a covert counter-terrorist squad. *As evidence of murder grew Farran fled to Syria. Persuaded to return and acquitted after a sensational court martial, he came home to a hero s welcome. But the Zionist underground swore vengeance. It had already penetrated British homeland security - now it sent its top man after Farran. *Setting Farran s remarkable story in the context of the first modern campaign of international terrorism, Major Farran's Hat draws on recently declassified files of the Security Services to reveal the full extent of Jewish terrorist attacks on Britain in the late 1940s. It also explores why Britai

Author Biography

David Cesarani is Research Professor in History at Royal Holloway, University of London. His publications include Justice Delayed- How Britain Became a Refuge for Nazi War Criminals, Arthur Koestler- The Homeless Mind and, most recently, Eichmann- His Life and Crimes, which won the 2006 US National Jewish Book Award for History. He has written and edited several books exploring the relationship between Britain, British Jews, and Zionism including The 'Jewish Chronicle' and Anglo-Jewry and The Making of Modern Anglo-Jewry.
Release date NZ
March 4th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
320
Dimensions
129x199x20
ISBN-13
9780099522874
Product ID
3874519

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