Friday April 18, 2014
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18.04.2014
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'Heroes' from Independence War mostly gone, but not forgotten

David Ben-Gurion decided to award the "Hero of Israel" medal to the 12 soldiers who performed the greatest acts of heroism during the war to establish the state • Only three of the original 12 Heroes of Israel are still alive.

Lilach Shoval

Heroes among heroes. Hagana fighters examining a clandestinely manufactured cannon in Tel Aviv.
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Photo credit: Shershel Frank/National Photo Archive
Hagana volunteers evacuating a man wounded in Egypt's bombardment of Tel Aviv during the War for Independence.
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Photo credit: Shershel Frank/National Photo Archive
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