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(Restricted). Palestine Pamphlet. Terrorist Methods With Mines and Booby Traps.
4to (170 x 213 mm). 38 pp. With frontispiece, 6 plates, and 16 full-page illustrations in the text. Original printed, illustrated buff wrappers.
Very rare restricted British Army manual, dealing with the terrorist explosive devices and methods employed by the Zionist insurgents during their paramilitary campaign carried out against British rule in Mandatory Palestine. Includes instructions how to detonate various types of mines and booby traps, as well as a history of terrorist activity in 1946 undertaken by Jewish groups. Plates of various attacks are included, such as the partially destroyed King David Hotel in July 1946, and the demolished building in the David Quarter, Jerusalem, bombed in November 1946. Of that attack the booklet reads, "This incident is included for its illustration of the extreme methods which Jewish Terrorists may employ when planning deliberate murder." - Some browning throughout. Ex-library copy with usual stamps and shelfmarks, but still a good copy. An exatrordinarily rare survival; only 3 copies in libraries internationally: National Library of Israel; Johns Hopkins University; University of Toronto Fisher Rare Book Collection.