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 Peretz Kidron related to a contract between them--included in this file--stating that Kidron was to edit and rewrite sections of Dual Allegiance.
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 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 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.
Max Chait fought with the 7th Brigade in the 1948-1949 Arab-Israeli War under Ben Dunkelman's command.
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File consists of a letter to Ben Dunkelman from Max Chait, who comments at length on Dunkelman's book Dual Allegiance. Enclosed with the letter and its envelope are one photograph of Max Chait and one map of Rosh Pinna.
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 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 contains a draft letter from Dunkelman to Robert Levinson and Associates in connection with a possible film or television programme based on Dunkelman's book Dual Allegiance. The file also contains notes related to this letter.
File consists of notes, memorandums and unsigned option agreements relating to Ben Dunkelman's attempt to negotiate an agreement with Quadrant Films. This contract would allow Quadrant Films to create a film based on Dunkelman's autobiography Dual Allegiance.
File contains three photocopied pages from the 1977-8 International Film and TV Year Books, along with photocopied selections from the 1977 Canadian Film Digest Yearbook. The former copies contain biographical information about actors and actresses, while the latter provide information about recent films and academy awards.
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 consists of a proposal for a TV documentary special by Stornoway Productions called "Promises to Keep: The Story of Ben Dunkelman". The proposal includes a biography of Ben Dunkelman, clippings about his experiences during the Second World War and the Arab-Israeli War, and reviews of previous documentaries produced by Stornoway Productions.
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 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 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.
Ben Dunkelman published his memoirs with MacMillan of Canada in 1976 under the title Dual Allegiance. Although nearly 30 years had passed since his involvement in the Second World War and the Arab-Israeli War, Dunkelman began researching his memoirs in the 1950s and an early version of the book, Israel Assignment, was finished in 1959. After further research, writing and correspondence with publishers, Dunkelman finally secured publication of the manuscript with MacMillan of Canada under the title Dual Allegiance, which was published in 1976. The response to Dual Allegiance after its publication in November came quickly. MacMillan collected many of the newspaper reviews and sent them to Dunkelman. Ben Dunkelman also wrote several different screenplays based on his autobiography. These range from plot summaries to a full-length screenplay submitted to Charles Greene which includes directions for camera shots.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, research notes, novel notes, manuscripts, reviews, film/TV scripts, clippings and publicity material related to Ben Dunkelman’s autobiography, Dual Allegiance, which was published by MacMillan in 1976. The series contains drafts of Israel Assignment. It also contains some correspondence, both between Dunkelman and MacMillan about the book, and from readers commenting on it. The series is organized into several general areas in the following order: research, manuscripts, publicity, correspondence and Film/TV scripts.
Physical description note: Includes 30 maps, 4 photographs, and 2 albums.
File contains eight maps of Israel related to Dunkelman's research into his activities in the Arab-Israeli War, in particular Operations Dekel and Hiram. Seven of these maps are photocopies. The one original is a map of Haifa and the surrounding area.
File consists of correspondence, notes and a list of Toronto machal members in connection with Dunkelman's attempt to research his involvement in the Arab-Israeli War. Of note are letters in which Dunkelman discusses Buzz Beurling, the Canadian fighter pilot who volunteered for the machal.
File contains an engineer's report written during the Arab-Israeli War and relating to the 7th Brigade under Dunkelman's command. The file also contains correspondence between Dunkelman and the engineer, A. Nissan.
A. Nissan changed his surname from Nissenbaum to Nissan.
File contains a second copy of A. Nissan's engineer's report from the Arab-Israeli War, along with correspondence between Nissan and Dunkelman in connection with Dunkelman's research on the 7th Brigade.
File contains two photocopies of excerpts from B.H. Liddell Hart's book Strategy: An Indirect Approach. The copies include a map of Operation Hiram, along with an essay about the Arab-Israeli War by Yigael Yadin.
File contains two accounts of Operation Hiram, along with one letter and two related maps. One account is by Sergeant J. Franses and the second, reprinted from the magazine Maarachot, is by Lieutenant Colonel Gabriel Luria.
File consists of three pages of notes written by Joseph Eisen in connection with the 7th Brigade's actions during the Arab-Israeli War. The notes provide a brief chronological account of the war from 7 July 1948 to 29 October 1948 and mention Operations Dekel and Hiram.
A more recent note on the first of these three pages indicates Eisen wrote these notes while Ben Dunkelman was on a visit to Israel in August, 1973.