Israel 1949 Idf Zahal Yitzhak Sadeh 8th Armored Tanks Brigade Command Day List
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ISRAEL 1949 IDF ZAHAL YITZHAK SADEH 8th ARMORED BRIGADE COMMAND DAY LIST INDEPENDENCE WAR RARE!!
FROM WIKIPEDIA : The 8th Armored Brigade (Hebrew: חטיבה שמונה, Hativa Shmoneh) was an Israeli mechanized brigade headquartered near Jerusalem. It was the Israel Defense Forces' first armoured brigade which possessed tanks, jeeps and armored personnel carriers (APCs), whereas all other IDF units at the time were entirely infantry-based.
The brigade was called 'armored' for morale reasons, although in reality it only had a single tank company (later in the war, two companies), and a single APC company (these companies became the brigade's armored battalion), and an assault battalion composed of jeeps.
The Brigade's first commander was Yitzhak Sadeh.8th Armoured Brigade, 1948
The brigade was founded and subordinated to Yitzhak Sadeh on May 24, 1948. Two battalions were created—the 82nd Tank Battalion under Felix Biatus, and the 89th Commando Battalion under Moshe Dayan. Another battalion, the 88th, was founded later.
A memorial to the 8th Brigade is located adjacent to the Ben Gurion International AirportPLEASE SEE SCAN. Larger or addition scans on request.
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