David Ben-Gurion Asks a Manuscript Collector About a 1945 Photograph, At the Start of the Six-Day War

June 6, 1967

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David Ben-Gurion Asks a Manuscript Collector About a 1945 Photograph, At the Start of the Six-Day War
Autograph Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 774

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      Writing to the renowned Jewish-American manuscript collector and Lincoln scholar, Justin G. Turner, at the very start of the Six Day War, Ben-Gurion asks that Turner send him “a copy of the photograph of the 22 friends present at the meeting July 1, 1945” and, seemingly by way of return, asks what book Turner would like for himself and his friends. Ben-Gurion also hopes that Turner’s faith in the IDF, as he hears more about what it is doing, will be strong.


      Autograph Letter Signed (“D. Ben-Gurion”), 1 page, octavo, Tel Aviv, June 6, 1967. To Justin G. Turner in Los Angeles.
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      Tel-Aviv, 6.6.67


      Dear Mr Justin G. Turner

      Can I have a copy of the photograph of the 22 friends present at the meeting July 1, 1945?

      Which book would you like to get for yourself and for your friends?

      I hope that your faith in the Israel Army will be strong [...] when you will get full information of what are [sic: our] army is doing these days.

      Sincerely yours

      D. BEN-GURION

      2389 Westwood Boulevard
      Los Angelos [sic], California 90064
      U.S.A.