By Rachel Fletcher, April 25, 2008
A DVD highlighting the Jewish contribution to the armed forces over 250 years has been produced by the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women.
The 30-minute film, sponsored by the Pears Foundation, goes from the battles against the French in 1759 to the British Jews who fought in World War Two. It includes rarely seen archive footage and the testimonies of ex-servicemen and women. Five Jews received the Victoria Cross for heroism in the First World War, and three in World War Two.