JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Palestinian Jews who spied fro Britain in WWI #general


In a message dated 10/08/2009 writes:
The first case examines the Aaronsohn family, who operated a British
intelligence network in Palestine until it was discovered by the Turks and
dismantled in late 1917.
That's strange. The citation for Alexander Aaronson's DSO was as follows:

Local Lt. Alexander Aaronson (EGYPT). For gallant conduct and daring on
2nd September, 1918, in penetrating the enemy's line and carrying out a
reconnaissance which resulted in obtaining information which resulted in
obtaining information which proved invaluable in subsequent operations.
(Source: London Gazette, 8 August 1919, p. 10,077.)

Harold Pollins

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