British Jewry Book of Honour

SIR HERBERT SAMUEL G.B.E. “It is fitting that there should be published the war record of British Jews. A small community they have taken their due share in the countrys effort and borne their full part in its sacrifice. One motive inspired them—their plain duty as citizens of the British Empire. One fact fortified them—the justice of the cause in which they were engaged. To those who employ aggressive force force is the only possible reply. Peace-loving peoples found themselves obliged to engage in war for the sake of defending their future peace. Free peoples had to consent to the temporary surrender of much of their freedom in order to save their permanent liberties. Jews care for peace and for liberty as much as others they are not less ready than others to fight if need be in their defence. This book furnishes the proof. It is a record for ourselves and for our descendants of those who fought and suffered of those who won honourable distinctions by their service and of those who through their sacrifice of life itself are the most honoured and distinguished of all.” (Signed) HERBERT SAMUEL.
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