An extensive series of 35 chapters, covering events preceding and following the declaration of the State of Israel. Archival material and interviews relate the important stories of the time – from the vantage point of twenty-five years later. (From The Israel Film Service Website)
Episode 31: 12 minutes June 1948, the last of the British evacuate Haifa Port, IDF soldiers swear allegiance to the State of Israel, Transferring of Col. Mickey (David) Marcus’ coffin.
Episode 32: 14 minutes July 1948, evacuation of Kfar Darom, end of the first truce, arms import, Count Folke Bernadotte’s attempts to end hostilities, Cyprus detainees attempt to come to Israel despite immigration restrictions.
Episode 33: 24 minutes July 1948, Battles of the Ten Days, Operation Brosh, Operation Dekel, Operation Danny, Operation Kedem, The battles for the Iraq Suidan police station.
Episode 34: 16 minutes July 1948, Attempt to conquer the Old City of Jerusalem by means of operation “Kedem”, the failed operation “Death to the Invader” in the Negev.
Episode 35: 14 minutes July 1948, Operation GYS to open a route to the Negev fails, debates regarding the position of Jerusalem, the first military parade, the foreign “Mahal“ and “Gahal” units of the Israeli army.