Avram Akavia moved to Palestine with his
family at an early age from a small town in
In 1933 he joined the Haganah and began translating British military documents into
Hebrew. He joined the Jewish Brigade after serving as a military trainer in the British
Army, and eventually achieved the rank of Major. Following World War II he served as a
liason between the British and Jewish units and later published the first Military
Dictionary in Hebrew.
Akavia has written a number of books about his military experiences, including a
volume on the development of Hebrew Military Terminology. Avram Akavia lives in Haifa.
IN HIS OWN WORDS