Lot 159: IDF Publications during the Six Day War - Extensive and Comprehensive Collection
November 15, 2016
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Description: Approximately 930 paper items printed on behalf of IDF, commands and regiments, during the Six Day War. Israel, 1967. An extensive collection of IDF printed items from the Six Day War, including all of the high commands publications, most publications of small units, numerous handwritten paper items, drafts, broadsides, song-books, press releases, and more. Among the items: · All publications of the high commands and arms, including Central Command, Southern Command, the Navy and Air Force. · Military bulletins in limited printings, most of them are complete: Issues 1-4 of "Harel" Brigade bulletin, Issues 1-5 of "Chativon", issues 1-5 of "Machanayim" newspaper, issue 2 of "Tashbetzahal", "Kidon uShlof", issues 1 and 3 of "Dorbaney HaPlada" and many other bulletins. · 45 military postcards, provided during fighting, with first photographs of the progress of forces, caricatures and slogans to strengthen the soldiers' spirit. · 346 issues of "Press Bulletin" and "Yediot LaItonut", issued by the Government Press Office, with first news from the battle fields, declarations by official authorities and speeches by seniors: 247 leaflets in English (among them 16 survey leaflets and translation from Hebrew press), 59 leaflets for Hebrew media, and eight maps, four in Hebrew and four in English. · 10 "Military Leaves" of Tel Hashomer Hospital, with IDF instructions for hospital staff (apparently no other issues were printed). · "IDF, Bulletin no. 1", first broadside issued by the Military Governorate in the occupied territories, with eight instructions to the local population. Hebrew and Arabic. · First printing of the verses of "Jerusalem of Iron", well known song by Meir Ariel, several days following its composition, in "Defuss Har HaBayit" of the Brigade Command. Dated 12.6.67. · Map of Temple Mount, in stylized script with decorations at margins, printed on behalf of Education Corps on 14.6.67, on Shavuot. · Two-sided game board, issued by Education Corps. On one side - "Checkers" and "Stations" and on the reverse "Catch the infiltrator", invented especially for the soldiers. Lot of approximately 930 items. A detailed list will be sent upon request. Some items appear in several copies. Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Creases, stains, filing holes and small tears. Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.