218 pages | 24 B/W Illus.
This is an entirely new Naval Staff History covering the period immediately after the Second World War and the Royal Navy operations to prevent illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine, at the time under British Mandate from the United Nations. The Palestine Patrol, as it became known, illustrates clearly the problems facing navies conducting operations other than war; in particular those involving maritime embargo measures.
'…a much needed contribution to the history of the British mandate in Palestine.' - War In History
'[This book] is dryly written, densely factual and makes a serious effort to be impartial … a valuable, unusual account of that memorable odyssey.' - Zionism, Israel and the Middle East
The Royal Navy has for the first time given an official account of the interception in 1947 of the refugee ship Exodus, which prevented nearly 5,000 Jews from escaping to British-controlled Palestine after the Second World War
- The Times
"Meticulously researched and records the naval events for the first time. In the light of the current problems of illegal immigration from the sea taking place in various parts of the world, it is extremely relevant today. Recommended."
- Warship World