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 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 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 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 contains drafts and notes in connection with Ben Dunkelman's autobiography Dual Allegiance. The file includes photocopies of selections from The Victory Campaign: The Operations in North-West Europe, Volume III, Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War (The Queen’s Printer and Controller of Stationery, Ottawa, 1960) by C.P. Stacey.
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.
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 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 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.
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 contains correspondence between Dunkelman and various publishers in connection with their opinions of his manuscript Israel Assignment. In addition, the file includes correspondence related to this manuscript from Walter Annenberg and Herb Mowat.
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 contains correspondence, address lists and notes relating to a reception held in honour of Ben Dunkelman by the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada and the Weizmann Institute. The reception was also a promotion of Dunkelman's book Dual Allegiance.
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.
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.