804
Film Info
Program:Veterans Day Program
Director(s):Etienne Naude
Year:2011
Language:English
Running Time:52 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:East Coast Premiere
Topic:Israel
Israeli History
Military
Website:http://www.804.co.za/default.html
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Machal-The-SA-800-Documentary/136840463029967
Description

May 1948.  With independence declared, Israel was immediately under siege from six armies.  Outnumbered and out-armed, Israel asked for international help.  This documentary tells the little-known story of the 804 South Africans in The Machal, volunteers from outside of Israel.  Jewish and non-Jewish, these brave soldiers left their studies, families, and homes to fight for Israel’s survival.

(screens with Ameer Got His Gun as part of Veteran's Day program)

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