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|Dimensions||20 × 25 cm|
25×20 cm ~ 10×8 inch
This is an extremely rare photographs, almost none of similar one’s exist. It was taken in 1949 to mark the capture of Eilat by Israel’s military.
The photos is better known as the In flag because of the materials that the stare of david and the stripes were made of. The one who is holding the flag up is Avraham Adan, who would later become Head of Southern Command of Israel.
The known photograph is framed
On 5 March 1949, Israel launched Operation Uvda, the last military maneuver of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. On 10 March, the Israeli Defense Forces reached the shores of the Red Sea at Umm Rashrash, west of Aqaba in the area of biblical Elath, and captured it without a battle. The Negev Brigade and Golani Brigade took part in the operation. A makeshift flag created from a white sheet inscribed with ink was raised by Captain Avraham Adan, company commander of the 8th Battalion of the Negev Brigade.
The improvised flag was made on the order of Negev Brigade commander Nahum Sarig, when it was discovered that the brigade did not have an Israeli flag on hand. The soldiers found a sheet, drew two ink stripes, and sewed on a Star of David torn off a first-aid kit.
] The photo of the raising of the Ink Flag, taken by the soldier Micha Perry, bears resemblance to the 1945 American photo Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.