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In 1947 some of the vets decided to help the Jewish fighters in Palestine in their struggle for independence. Walter and some of the others quietly visited many of the veterans and made their pitch, and in that process, collected over 100 guns of various kinds, war surplus and souveniers.

The guns were stored in the back room of a kosher butcher in Spring Valley, and one night a representative of the Haggenah, a Jewish underground fighting group, came and took the weapons.

While I totally support what they did, consider how such an action would be viewed today?

They'd all be locked up for supporting terrorists.


yeah, they probably would be ... running guns to paramilitary organizations is not exactly the most legal thing to do ... but luckily ... no one knows about it :) ... and of the principal actors in this little operation ... the youngest is 86 years old.

the mindset of American Jewish war veterans, barely a year after the Holocaust, was something to be reckoned with.
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