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FOCUS / Machal Overseas Volunteers, published by the Israel Information Center, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. English and French, May 1999.
MACHAL / OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS IN ISRAEL’S WAR OF INDEPENDENCE 1948-49, published by World Machal. 2003, English.


They Were All We Had ‒ The Birth of the Israel Air Force. Directed by Jonathan Paz. Israel. Video. Two versions: 43 min. and 82 min., English, 1986/87.

Boshes & Kaplansky ‒ Two Machal fliers, an American and a Canadian, talk
with their 1948 Air Force squadron commander. Video clip, 7 min., English,

Machal: JM Compagnie. Jean-Philippe Reza, Director, France. Film on Machal for French TV. Video and DVD available. English and French, 1998.

Air Force video and DVD by Amos Cohen ‒ Hebrew.

Israel’s War of Independence, Canada’s Volunteers – Promises to Keep. Storeway Productions with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Directed by David Harel, Canada. Video, 49 min., English, 1987.

IAF 1948-1949, the story of the pre-Israel Air Force with Machal volunteers. Produced for the South African Zionist Federation, Israel, by David Goldstein, directed and photographed by Yechiel Ne’eman, with introduction by Ezer Weizman. Participants include Ezer Weizman, Boris Senior, Ralph Futerman, Dan Tolkowsky and Myra and Smoky Simon. Video, 25 min., English, circa 1978.

Volunteers of Valour 1948. ESRA (English Speaking Residents Association). Directed by Hilary Gatoff, Israel. Video on Machal for Israel Television. 15 min., video and DVD available, English, 1998.

Machal Jubilee Reunion, 1948-1998. Video film, DVD available, 120 min., English, 1998.

Amutat Hativat 8 Ledoroteha. The 8th Brigade in Israel’s War of Independence. Produced by Naftali Arbel and Zvi Elnatan. Video, Hebrew.

Tales of the Gun: Guns of History. History Channel, U.S.A. Video, English (PAL), DVD available.

The Myth, Memory, and Battle of Latrun. KCET, U.S.A. Video, English.

Clear Skies, the Story of the Israel Air Force. Doko Media, 33 Hayetzira Street, Ramat Gan 52521. Video.

Tkuma: The First 50 Years. Israel Broadcasting Authority. 3 video cassettes, Hebrew, 1998.

In our Own Hands ‒ Jewish Brigade. U.S.A. Video television documentary.
www.psifulfillment.com/orderform.asp?ID=010 (Chuck Olin Associates Inc.)

Is Jerusalem Burning: Latrun. Olin Films, Chicago. Video, .60 min., English.

Ceremony at Latrun commemorating 60 years of the victory over Nazi Germany. Video,
9th May 2005.

Israel’s Forgotten Heroes. Frances Hernandez, Program Administration Coordinator, WPBT channel 2. 14901 NE 20th Avenue, Miami, FL 33181. Tel: 3050-949-8321. E-mail: Frances_Berrios@wpbt 40 min., English. IS THE AREA CODE CORRECT?

MAHAL. Les volontaires de l’etranger. A film by Didier Martiny, Zanger Films, France.
DVD available. (www.cirf.org) French, 1998-2005.

World Machal. Interview on Israel Radio’s Reshet Alef. Eliahu Ben-On
interviews Machal veterans Sol Baskin, Shmuel Recanati, Zipporah Porath and David “Migdal” Teperson. 60 mins., Hebrew. June 1, 2006.

Finnish Machal. A film produced in Helsinki by the IDF. Finnish, 40 minutes, 1992.

We Witnessed the Rebirth of Israel 1948-1998. Produced by Sylvia Franklin. On
the 50th anniversary of the state, Joshua and Goldie Stanford and others tell the story of their participation in Israel's War of Independence., Oregon Israel Jubilee Committee. 40 mins., English, 1998.

Waves of Freedom. Documentary by British-Israeli film-maker Alan Rosenthal
recounts how 27 Americans (most of them Jewish) ferried 1,500 Holocaust refugees from several European ports to Palestine in 1947 aboard a refitted U.S. coastguard cutter called the “Trade Winds.” Archive footage is integrated with recent interviews with some of the volunteers who manned the ships. English, 2008.

“804.” Pulp Films production on South Africa’s 804 volunteers in the War of
Independence. Interviews and photographs with South African Machalniks worldwide who recount their stories of their voluntary participation in Israel’s War of Independence. www.804.co.za English, 2011.

My Brother’s Keeper. Produced by Cinema Angels. Interviews, photographs and
narrative with Machalniks. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 973-751-1100 English, 2010.

The Bond, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. Narrated by Gregory Peck, video.

The Israel Air Force 1948. Produced by Aaron Finkel, Video.

101 Squadron and Air Transport Command Personnel. Video.

Air Force and Hawk. Two-hour video.

“Exodus 1947.” Narrated by Morley Safer, written, directed and produced by
Elizabeth Rodgers and Robby Henson. DVD.

Arthur – Seventy-Five Years of Action. About Arthur Goldberg, Canadian Machal.

Machal Memorial Dedication Ceremony Stanley Medicks, DVD. 1993.

Machal Memorial – Yitzhak Rabin Speech. DVD. April 1993.
Jack Cohen film. DVD.
BBC Radio: The Secret Warriors. Interviews with British Machalniks Stanley
Medicks, Vidal Sassoon, and others, by David Ceserani, DVD.
Machal Evening. Los Altos, U.S.A. DVD. January 2012.
World Machal Yom Hazicharon. DVD – video. 25th April 2012.
World Machal Yom Hazicharon. DVD – photographs. 25th April 2012.
Beit Hatfutsot interview with Stanley Medicks. DVD. 2011

Interviews for IDF Historical Department. Eddy Kaplansky with Zippy Porath (3),
Myra Simon (29.9.2005), Smoky Simon and Eddy Kaplansky. 3rd March 2004)
World Machal Yom Hazicharon service (2011) and Derek Bowden’s 90th Birthday,
2012. DVD.
Norman Spiro’s photos. DVD.