MAJOR FARRAN’S HAT: Murder, Scandal and Britain’s War Aganst Jewish Terrorism 1945-1948


This book tells the story of a murder and a cover-up that took place in Palestine as the British mandate was approaching its inglorious end. On 6 May 1947, Alexander Rubowitz, a teenage member of Lehi – “Fighters for the Freedom of Israel”, more widely and more accurately known as the Stern Gang – was abducted in Jerusalem by a “special squad” of the Palestine police, led by Major Roy Farran, who took him to a wood, interrogated him and murdered him. Rubowitz’s body was never found. Eyewitnesses to the abduction found in the street in which the tussle had taken place a grey trilby hat with the name “Farran” or “Farkan” on the sweatband. Despite this and other compelling pieces of incriminating evidence, a court martial eventually acquitted Farran in what amounted to a travesty of British military justice.

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Bookseller Inventory #: 010834
Format/binding: Soft Card Cover.
Book condition: Used – Very Fine in Adhesive Plasti
Jacket condition: No dustwrap as issued.
Quantity available: 1
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Heinemann,
Place: London.
Date published: 2009
Keywords: WAR, TERRORISM, , Zionism, JewishTerrorism, Palestine.
Bookseller catalogs: War;
Size: 232x23p0mm
Location: A u7