It was on that morning our ship the British warship the Colony class 6" gun 8,000 Ton Cruiser HMS Mauritius (The CO Capt Lord Ashbourne)was berthed in Haifa( soon to become Israel in a few hours) We were soon to leave in a hurry in the midst of sniping from on shore.
I am privileged to say that I was on that last British ship to leave the British mandate of Palestine on the eve of that country becoming the state of Israel.
HMS Mauritius and its crew had been involved with the so called infamous 'Exodus' business, The boarding of illegal immigrant-carrying ships - heading for Palestine.
The larger of these ships were the 'Pan York' and 'Pan Crescent' which were boarded January 1948 each carrying 7,000 souls on their way to a better life from war torn Europe, Unfortunately the infrastructure in the promised land according to the ruling British was far too inadequate to deal with such a large intake of arrivals.
The allocation of 1,000 per month was the settled arrangement, although a few sneaked in undetected - these people were then sent on a first come first served basis from the thousands of hopefuls incarcerated on the island of Cyprus. but of course most people know all about these happenings. well some do. I actually communicate with a friend who was a eight year old child on the 'Pan Crescent', Hi there Izzy Dave, talk to you soon.
VEST DAILY GAGGLE. "Been there done that"
Tuesday, 15 May 2007
Vest Remembers. Palestine May 14 1948
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And on day one and within hours of becoming Israel under the leadership of David Ben gurian the country was plunged into a ceaseless war that still exists between Israel some of those countries back in 1948 although Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Egypt are no longer frontline antagonist's as is the Lebanon, they do indirectly support the destruction of the state of Israel.
I do not understand war.
I do not understand people.
U damn Britishers are responsible for all the trouble spots in the world today
u carved the state of ISRAEL out of land belonging to the Palestines and they become a displaced ppl in their own land
u partitioned INDIA into Pakistan and India and till date we are still fighting
then there was BERLIN and the berlin wall which came down recently
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
More quotes from Adolf Hitler
jd's rose: Wars or bullying come in all sizes, from the children's playground to ww2, the vast majority of wars have been and are at present related to religious intolerance.
BTW. We loved the the beaut pics. X.
Jim, I was hoping you would be feeling better than you were the last time you were here.
1. You should go back and check your political history, Britain inherited a history of violence in greater Mesopotamia; which included Israel-formerly Palestine. It is nearly 60 years since Britain was given permission by the UN to leave after many requests from Britain to quit.
But today we have factional fighting and lots of bloodshed among the Palestinians themselves.
2. The Berlin wall was not built by the British. Guess who?
3. India; Predominately Hindu and Pakistan in the main Muslim, prior to division were allowed to vote on the matter of separation, and so; got what they asked for. As from 1947 the ball was in your court. You cant blame anyone but yourselves for the mess you are in, if any.
4. For the benefit of those unaware, JIM alias several other blokes + 1 female. was born in India 2 to 3 years after Britain gladly moved out of Israel and of course India and Pakistan, formerly India; the so called 'Jewel in the Crown' of the British Empire.
Jim: sadly it seems, that jewel has lost its lustre, and its up to you and clear thinking people to polish it back to its former brilliance, like it was before the British Left.
Anonymous: Adolf Hitler, Alias Mr Schicklgruber. had a greater collection of misquotes than quotes.
Everyone have a lovely day. Vest
the world after WWII
, INDIA HAS THE LAST LAFF,
VEST mentions in his book ...
The americans brought in slave labour from AFRICA, the negroes for the cotton plucking
dat was a mistake, the negroes stayed on and became a pollytickle force
in order to preserve the empire the British created the Commonwealth nations
allowing the people of the former colonies to emigrate to UK
today UK has benn invaded by Indians, poetic justice
soon UK will not be a white nation no more
UK will be brown soon
the health care system of UK is dominated by nurses and docs from Kerala INDIA
if they come back UK health care will collapse
after WWII USA became a super power
the economy of UK and europe was in shambles
USA invited immigrants to settle in USA, NASA was started by German immigrants
NASA and Silicon Valley is now dominated by Non Resident Indians (NRI's)
USA business needs cheap labor to survive global competition
so Indians landed in USA in full force and americans began loosing jobs to indians
USA can do nothing about it
WTO and GATT dont allow the US to block free trade in products and Services
INDIA and CHINA will soon be the new superpowers
Everyone have a lovely day.
Jim; But after all is said and done, Vest has settled into the best country in the world. His lack of concern regarding Britain the Euro's and Unclesamland is similar to yours.
Gud ole Ozstrayer mate.
4% unemployment nationwide, and that 4% dont want to work.
India and China 80% unemployment
Within ten years Aus will become green powered plus nuclear. Gas and coal exports to Asia will cease. Asians unfortunately will be back to scratching the earth.
Hey! cookie boy, lick my boots. or K M A. Have a nice day.
Great post mate. I loved the way you sorted out that Jim feller. Ive been a bit crook the past couple af days , thought I was going to cark it during the night, but I feel much better now. will call again soon. Mike.
I won't dwell on the subject vesty, but thanks for the plug, and I deem it a great priviledge to be called your friend.
The bad old days dont seem to get any better in the P L.
Will phone shortly.
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Если вы интересуетесь немного политикой, то должны были заметить - эти неожиданные волнения в странах Африки
Есть 2 версии этих событий - "официальная" и "неофициальная", и обе версии скорее уводят в сторону от реальных фактов.
[b]Версия 1:[/b] Каддафи - тиран и самодержец, стрелял в мирных граждан, поэтому его надо бы убрать.
[b]Версия 2:[/b] на самом деле Европе с Америкой захотелось немного Ливийской нефти, и они решили навести небольшой "дебош"
Рассмотрим версию 1.
Да, Каддафи уже тот ещё старик, ему конечно пора бы и на пенсию. Но известно ли вам, что конкретно в Ливии
народ имеет весьма высокие преференции при его правлении? Учителя получают под $3.000, выплаты безработным
порядка $1000 и так далее. Да, он стал укрощать группки взбунтовавшихся бедуинов, но кто-нибудь понимает
реальные причины этих бунтов?
Эта версия не выдерживает никакой критики.
Нефть Ливии? Да, она отличается высоким качеством, Ливийская нефть очень чистая. Но её там не так много.
Да и к тому же, зачем тогда будоражить Египет и прочие африканские государства, которые весь прошлый
год вообще никого не тревожили и не волновали?! А тут вдруг - "тираны", "изверги" и т.п.
Да, эта ситуация дополнительно подогрела цены на нефть. Отдельным корпорациям это выгодно.
Но истина короче.
Каддафи не так давно начал объединять ближневосточные страны под идеей перейти на расчёт
за нефть и товары НЕ долларами, НЕ евро, а альтернативой всему этому. И Египет - одна из стран,
которая это поддержала...
Подробнее - здесь:
Однако в популярных СМИ это никогда не скажут.
P.S. У Саддама Хусейна, кстати, тоже были такие начинания. Вообще, после кризиса ооочень многие
страны стали задумываться об ИЗБАВЛЕНИИ ОТ ЗАВИСИМОСТИ ОТ ДОЛЛАРА. Рано или поздно
это произойдёт. ФРС уже некуда понижать ставки.
Распространите это где сможете. Люди должны знать правду.
Кстати, это тоже по теме: Военная операция Запада в Ливии, Каддафи, СБ ООН принял резолюцию по Ливии, Китай, Великобритания примет участие в военной операции в Ливии, потерю, Франция пообещала напасть на Ливию через несколько часов, ООН
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