File consists of one memorandum Dunkelman wrote about a meeting in Israel attended by himself, Yael Dunkelman and Baruch Erez. The memorandum is related to Dunkelman's research into his role in the Arab-Israeli War.
Baruch Erez (Freidman) was second in command of the 79th Battalion during the Arab-Israeli War.
File contains correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and David Ben-Gurion chiefly on the subject of Dunkelman's activities during the Arab-Israeli War. In addition to correspondence, the file includes two reports Dunkelman submitted in 1949 to the Israel Defence Forces.
Some records are fragile.
See fonds 2, series 5 for more information on the reports Dunkelman submitted to the Israel Defence Forces.
File consists of a letter and a bibliography sent to Dunkelman from W.J. McAndrew, an employee at the Canadian Department of National Defence history directorate. The letter refers to an upcoming review McAndrew is writing of Dual Allegiance.
File consists of correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and both Ronny Rabinowitch and Yossi Yahal. The letters, three in total, relate to the recent publication of Dunkelman's autobiography, Dual Allegiance, to its reception in Israel, and to scheduled interviews with Dunkelman.
File consists of one photograph of Ben Dunkelman signing his book Dual Allegiance. The photograph was taken by the Gordon Mendly Famous Studio in Toronto, and it depicts Ben and Yael Dunkelman, along with Maurice Berg, Anne Brown and Dr. George Liban.
Following the publication of Dual Allegiance in November 1976, Dunkelman published five excerpts from the book in the Toronto Star.
Scope and Content
File consists of excerpts from Dual Allegiance, along with unedited proofs of these excerpts from The Toronto Star. The five excerpt titles are: "Toronto War Hero's Career Began With Dual In Palestine", "Jew Had A 'Score To Settle' With Nazis", "War Hero Drew Pistol On Brother Officer", "Dunkelman Joins The Fight For Palestine," and "The Road To Nazareth--And Independence".
File consists of one manuscript of Dual allegiance, along with notes and pages from an earlier draft. The manuscript includes a title page, two pages of contents and chapters 1 through 17. Chapters 8, 11 and 12 are missing.
File consists of two photograph negatives of Ben Dunkelman in his Canadian Army uniform. Dunkelman kept them in a MacMillan of Canada envelope, and one of the photographs appears in the final copy of Dual Allegiance.
File consists of a dust jacket for Dunkelman's autobiography Dual Allegiance. The dust jacket includes a photograph of Second World War soldiers on the front and two photographs of Ben Dunkelman on the back. It also includes text about Ben Dunkelman and his experiences in the Second World War and the Arab-Israeli War.
File consists of three copies of the opening scene of a screenplay Ben Dunkelman wrote based on Dual Allegiance. The scene is called "A Fisherman" and consists of six pages (including a title page and a page listing the characters in the story).
File contains Dual Allegiance drafts of indexes, chapter summaries, a bibliography, a table of contents, and a foreword by Yitzhak Rabin. The file also includes appendices containing remarks about inaccurate historical accounts and Dunkelman's 1949 reports to Israeli command about reorganization of the Israel Defence Forces.
File consists of a television Performer Contract between Ben Dunkelman and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in connection with Dunkelman's appearance on the CBC programme Front Page Challenge. In addition, the file includes a card with handwritten notes.
File consists of a letter from Ben Dunkelman to Globus Films, based in Israel. In the letter, Dunkelman remarks on publicity his book Dual Allegiance has received in Israel and discusses the possibility of a film based on the book.
File consists of a notebook Ben Dunkelman used to transcribe notes from interviews he had conducted on tape while researching his autobiography, Dual Allegiance. The notebook accompanies 14 cassette sides.
Record is in good condition but hard to read in places.
File consists of correspondence chiefly between Ben Dunkelman and Irving Lazar, a literary agent, in which they discuss the possibility of turning Dunkelman's book Dual Allegiance into a television mini-series.
File consists of a manuscript entitled, Israel Assignment, Dunkelman's first version of his memoirs. While chapters 1-7 have been corrected, chapters 8-21 are unedited. The manuscript contains 174 pages.
Israel Assignment was an early version of Dual Allegiance focusing on the Arab-Israeli War.
File consists of a letter to Ben Dunkelman from John Bassett (president of Baton Broadcasting Incorporated), an acquaintance of Dunkelman's who, along with Dunkelman and Herb Mowat, had urged Prime Minister John Diefenbaker in the 1950s to support Israel. In this letter, Bassett thanks Dunkelman for sending him a copy of Dual Allegiance.
File contains correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and Canadian Justice Harry Batshaw, along with the transcript of an interview in which Dunkelman asked Justice Batshaw questions related to Zionism. Much of the correspondence deals with Dual Allegiance.
File consists of correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and acquaintances he sent his book to, including Barney Danson, Jay Rutherford, Allan Bronfman and Harry Batshaw. Much of the correspondence comments on Dual Allegiance.
File contains correspondence in connection with Ben Dunkelman's book Dual Allegiance. Correspondents include acquaintances such as Barney Danson, Jay Rutherford, William Kerr, Lloyd Singer, Harry Batshaw, Irene Aspin, Allan Bronfman, Elsie Adams and Jim Lotz.
File consists of correspondence and clippings related to Dual Allegiance. Much of the correspondence, from people such as Irene Aspin, Thomas Hockin, Gerry Lynch, and Meyer Weisgal, comments on Dunkelman's autobiography.
File consists of correspondence and notes in connection with the possibility of Ma'arachot, the publishing house of the Israel Defence Forces, publishing a Hebrew translation of Ben Dunkelman's autobiography.
File contains correspondence related to the publication of Dual Allegiance. The correspondence includes letters between Dunkelman and MacMillan spokesperson Bella Pomer. It also contains a letter to Dunkelman from lawyer Robert Hall, who enclosed a sample contract between an author and a publisher.
File consists of two related telegrammes between Ben Dunkelman and the publishing house MacMillan of Canada in connection with the cost of exporting 700 copies of Dual Allegiance from Canada to Israel.