Palestine: 1947 escape from British prison exposed as inside job

Exclusive: architect leaked building’s plans to Jewish militants leading to raid seen as signifying London’s declining control

The family of a decorated British civil servant who built a notorious jail for the empire in Palestine has revealed he leaked the building plans to Jewish militants, helping them to launch a legendary prison break in 1947.

The storming of Acre prison has been credited as a critical event that led to the British decision to end what was increasingly viewed as an onerous mandate in Palestine. Until now, details of how the highly-sophisticated operation was so successful had remained elusive.

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Source: The Guardian
Palestine: 1947 escape from British prison exposed as inside job