Auction No. 115

Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Chabad, Manuscripts, Art from Israel, Important historic documents

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 at 6 pm
Opening $500
Estimate $800 - $1,000

The album includes extremely important documentation of the Six-Day War in general and of Operation "Moked" (elimination of the Arab enemies' air forces at the beginning of the war) in particular.

Comprised of photographs and notifications, the album includes: notification from air force command of going out to battle (Operation "Moked"), a photograph of the flight plans for the Fayid and Abu Swir airfields, airplanes on their way to battle, photographs of the bombed airfields: Kavrit, Abu Swir, Fayid and Bir Gifagafa. Photographs of bombed-out and abandoned tanks in Sinai, notification from air force command summarizing the battle (Operation "Moked") with a summary of the results of the battle, an "Unpaid bill" sent in jest with the sum of the cost of destroyed enemy vessels, notification by air force command of the end of the war, and notification by the chief of staff to air force command of the end of the war.

The album also includes many photographs of the squadron's daily life and of the war.

[53] photographs of various sizes. 35x29 cm. Very fine condition.

Category
Land of Israel and Zionism