About the Show
The 22nd of July, 1946. The headquarters of the British Army in Palestine is located in the luxurious King David Hotel. Members of the Irgun, the Jewish resistance movement, smuggle milk churns packed with explosives into the hotel and hide them in the basement. Thirty minutes later an enormous explosion brings down the entire south wing of the hotel. Ninety-one people die. Two years after the explosion the British leave Palestine and the state of Israel is established. What significance did the friendship between the leaders of the Irgun and the Irish Republican Army have? How did a famous play staged on Broadway and starring Marlon Brando contribute to the Zionist cause? And how do three daughters look back upon their fathers' involvement in the attack on the hotel? Part 1 of 6.