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The Haganah oath that each member swore
The Jerusalem defense plan, in Ze'ev Jabutinsky's handwriting, Haganah city commander, even before the founding of Haganah - 1920
"Al Hamishmar" - the first Haganah newspaper in Tel-Aviv in the Twenties. Excerpt from the editorial board
The final model of the first Stockade and Watchtower settlement - Tel-Amal (today's Nir-David)
The founding of Haganah General Headquarters, published after the HQ was founded, 1939
The general service code of Haganah members was published after the General Headquarters was founded, 1939
The Haganah foundation rules - serve as a kind of constitution for the organization 1941
The letter of appointment of the Chief of national Haganah HQ, Moshe Kleinboim (Sneh), 1941. The signature belongs to Moshe Shertok, Head of the Political Department of the Jewish Agency
An anonymous notice that was taped to one of the house walls after the sinking of the immigrant boat, "Struma"
The first page out of the Haganah's "Palestine Scam" regarding the German invasion
A proposal for establishing special Palmach units (the Balkan, Syrian and German units were indeed established) 1942
"Bamifal" - the Haganah General HQ magazine - meant for the "Administrative staff"; "Hakotzer" - one of the Palmach nicknames
A Haganah announcement, calling people to listen to the underground radio station, after which the national "Kol Yisrael" station is named
Immigrant-warriors. A diagram of the illegal immigrant boat "Chaim Arlozorov," which was under preparation to fight the British, 1947
The Negev Order" - the Palmach takes responsibility over the Negev, August 1947
The order to establish the Haganah "Aerial Service" in November 1947 (which later became the IDF Air Force)
From one brigade to two: The division of the Haganah "Levanoni" brigade in the north into the "Golani" and "Carmeli" brigades, February 1948
The first approval for occupying Arab villages during the War of Independence, April 1948
"Encouragement and gratitude to 'Nachshon' warriors" from national HQ chief, Yisrael Galili. April 1948
Tiberias in the hands of the Haganah - the first mixed city to be taken over by Haganah forces. April 1948
Safad in the hands of the Haganah, May 1948
The IDF establishment order out of the Haganah organization, may 26th, 1948 - rough draft
Order of the day for the establishment of the IDF, May 28th 1948
The first 12 brigades of the IDF - and their development since their initial activity in the Haganah
Haganah brigades that became IDF brigades
"Shurot Hameginim" was an extension of the Haganah in the detention camps in Cypress in the years 1946-1949; here is the last issue from January 1949
A daily record of the convoy escorts (a small weapon, 'Per-perblum,' without revolvers; number of bullets; attack, defense, grenade barrel; 'Tamat' - sub-machine gun)
A detailed record of the convoy escort groups ('Per-perblum', without 'Mauser'; 'Shtier'-revolvers; number of bullets; attack list - grenades, defense list; 'Tamat' - sub-machine gun)
Daily report - 15.5.1948
Cover of "The White Paper" booklet from May 1939, which diminished Jews' right in Israel
A scheme of the Haganah wireless communication services during 1937 - 1941 - alongside the wireless communication, other means such as visual signaling and carrier pigeons are still prevalent
Resignation letter of "Irgun B" (seceded from the Haganah and later became the Etzel)
A national HQ order regarding the recruitment of new immigrants, 1935
A thank you letter from the committee of "Hatikvah" neighborhood to the Haganah, after warding off the Arab attack during the early 1936-1939 riots
The unity agreement between the Haganah and the Etzel, welcoming back Etzel members to the Haganah 1937
An announcement from the 'Kofer Hayishuv,' the legal Yishuv collection for the Haganah