Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Zion Mule Corps

When World War I broke out Jewish leaders Joseph Trumpeldor and Ze’ev Jabotinsky met in Egypt and developed the idea of a Jewish legion that would fight with the British. In 1915 the Zion Mule Corps was formed. It had 650 Jewish soldiers. Trumpeldor took part in the fight in Gallipoli, Turkey, where he was wounded in the shoulder. The emblem, the flag and their badge consisted of the Star of David… 


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