This 1938 photograph courtesy of the Government Press Office shows members of Orde Wingate's special night squad training at Kibbutz Ein Harod.
It may have started off as a ragtag formation, but it gave Jews in Palestine much needed self-confidence and a spirit of belonging. It was officially sanctioned unlike the Haganah self defence force set up in the 1920s.
Palestine: Britain's Crown of Thorns
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