Tom Derek Bowden, Israel’s ‘English Goy’ in 1948 War, Dies at 98

He was sent to British Palestine to help put down the 1936 Arab Revolt, later taken prisoner by the Nazis, and then fought for Israel, fearing 'another Belsen'

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Out of the 5,000 foreign volunteers from 60 countries who fought with the IDF in Israel s War of Independence in 1948, one of the stories that stands out in particular is that of Tom Derek Bowden. For most...