The Yom Kippur War: The Arab-Israeli War of 1973

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On October 6, 1973, simultaneous attacks on two fronts caught Israel by surprise, on the holiest day of the Jewish year. With Israeli forcxes caught unprepared, the Egyptian crossing of the Suez Canal, and the Syrian attack on the Golan Heights were both initially successful. The following month saw desperate fighting as the Israeli forces slowly drove the invading armies back. It took two UN ceasefires, and the threat of Soviet intervention before the Israeli forces came to a halt. Simon Dunstan offers a balanced analysis ...

The Yom Kippur War: The Arab-Israeli War of 1973 2007, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781846032882

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