The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War also known as the Arab–Israeli War, Chaim Herzog placed Egyptian helicopter losses at fourteen. War exhibit can be found at The Armored Corps Museum at Yad La- Shiryon. Les officiers de Sa Majesté: Les dérives des généraux marocains – La guerra del Yom Kippur by Chaim Herzog at – ISBN – ISBN – Inédita Ediciones – – Softcover. Sorry, this document isn’t available for viewing at this time. In the meantime, you can download the document by clicking the ‘Download’ button above.

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The shock and sudden reversals that occurred at the beginning of the war inflicted a terrible psychological blow to the Israelis, who had hitherto experienced no serious military challenges. He shocked Peled by announcing that the Third Temple was about to fall. The aerial assault was coupled with a barrage from more than 2, artillery pieces hdrzog a period of 53 minutes against the Bar Lev Line and rear area command posts and concentration bases.

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General Sharon noticed that the concentration of Egyptian forces along the canal hezrog far beyond anything observed during the training exercises, and that the Egyptians had amassed all of their crossing equipment along the canal. Jun 26, Jonathan rated it really liked it. Egyptian engineers initially experimented with explosive charges and bulldozers to clear the obstacles, before a junior officer proposed using high gjerra water cannons.

According to Syrian Foreign Minister Abdel Halim Khaddam, Syria’s constant artillery attacks were “part of a deliberate war of attrition designed to paralyse the Israeli economy”, and were intended to pressure Israel into yielding the occupied territory. The attacks caused heavy casualties, and many tanks were sunk when their rafts were hit. After the failed conference Henry Kissinger started chami shuttle diplomacy, meeting with Israel and the Arab states directly.


The Egyptians meanwhile failed to grasp the extent and magnitude of the Israeli crossing, nor did they appreciate its intent and purpose.

He guerrra reviewed the prospects for a peace agreement, which he termed “quite promising”, and had conciliatory words for Israel, Egypt and even the USSR.

This revolutionary engagement, the first between missile boats using surface-to-surface missilesproved the potency of small, fast missile boats equipped with advanced ECM packages. Sadat set forth to the Egyptian Parliament his intention of arranging an interim agreement as a step towards a settlement on 4 Februarywhich extended the terms of the ceasefire and envisaged a reopening of the Suez Canal in exchange for a partial Israeli pullback.

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To ask other readers questions about The War of Atonementplease sign up. Israeli infantrymen cleared the trenches and bunkers, often engaging in hand-to-hand combat, as tanks moved alongside them and fired into the trench sections to their front. On October 11, Israeli missile boats sank two Syrian missile boats in an engagement off Tartus. It was assumed that Israel’s intelligence services would give, in the worst case, about 48 hours notice prior to an Arab attack.

Portugal permitted the United States to use a leased base in the Azores[] and the defence minister of the Netherlands, apparently acting without consulting his cabinet colleagues, secretly authorised the use of Dutch airfields. Hussein still saw the West Bank as part of Jordan and wanted it restored to his kingdom. The force encountered no resistance initially and fanned out in raiding parties, attacking supply convoys, SAM sites, logistic centers and anything of military value, with priority given to the SAMs.

The War of Atonement: The Inside Story of the Yom Kippur War by Chaim Herzog

Israeli General Dan Lener in the late night activated the divisional headquarters of the th Ugda to take control over the sector between the lake and the Bnot Yaacov Bridge but he had no regular units to hold this line.

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Chaaim Pollack credited a successful Israeli commando raid early on October 14 against an Egyptian signals-intercept site at Jebel Ataqah with seriously disrupting Egyptian command and control and contributing to its breakdown during the engagement. Lebanonwhich shared a border with Israel, was not expected to join the Arab war effort because of its small army and already evident instability.

Gueera book abruptly ends with the second cease-fire, lq there was a bit more that could have been said about the Great Powers chessmatch that followed.

They were covered by mobile anti-aircraft batteries, and equipped with bulldozers to fill-in anti-tank ditches, bridge-layer tanks to overcome obstacles and mine-clearance vehicles. After four days of intense and incessant combat, the Israelis had succeeded in ejecting the Syrians from the entire Golan.

The attack was repulsed by Israeli air and ground forces. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: He was succeeded by Anwar Sadat.

The Israeli Air Force utilized its air superiority to attack strategic targets throughout Syria, including important power plants, petrol supplies, bridges and main roads. Three Israeli divisions broke the first and second defensive lines near Sasa, and conquered a further 50 square kilometres of territory in the Bashan salient. The most effective attack took place on October 20, though Arab forces lost tanks in that engagement.

During the course of the war, Palestinian militias from southern Lebanon launched several attacks on Israeli border communities. He stressed the need to “implement” cham ceasefire resolution and “invited” the U. This is the authoritative account of the Israeli Army’s performance in the bitter Yom Kippur War of and it is being reissued on the 30th anniversary of that conflict.