Heights Of Courage / Edition 1

Heights Of Courage / Edition 1

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by Avigdor Kahalani
     
 

In October 1973, the State of Israel was invaded by Egyptian and Syrian forces. Despite early losses, Israel managed to outfight its opponents. The brief and bloody Yom Kippur War stands as a unique chapter in modern military history. Fought primarily by tank units, the war became a story not only of battle strategy and tactics, but also one of human discipline,

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In October 1973, the State of Israel was invaded by Egyptian and Syrian forces. Despite early losses, Israel managed to outfight its opponents. The brief and bloody Yom Kippur War stands as a unique chapter in modern military history. Fought primarily by tank units, the war became a story not only of battle strategy and tactics, but also one of human discipline, endurance and sacrifice.

While many historians have chronicled the events of the Yom Kippur War, few have been seasoned by actual combat. Avigdor Kahalani, commander of a tank battalion on the Golan Heights during the Yom Kippur War, describes this experience in The Heights of Courage. Beginning with a description of the initial Syrian offensive, he recounts the personal endeavors of his men, their fears and their ambitions, as well as their emotional and physical hardships. His stark account traces the efforts of the Israel Armored Corps as they struggle to overcome extreme difficulties and setbacks. The author describes their ultimate penetration into enemy territory and their approach to within forty kilometers of Damascus.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275942694
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
693,578
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)
Lexile:
850L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Donn A. Starry

Preface by Maor General Israel Tal

Introduction

The Soldiers

September 26, 1973, Morning

September 26, 1973, Afternoon

September 27, 1973

September 28, 1973

September 29, 1973

September 30, 1973

October 1, 1973

October 2, 1973

October 3 and 4, 1973

October 5, 1973

October 6, 1973--Day of Atonement, Morning

October 6, 1973--Day of Atonement, Afternoon

October 6, 1973--Day of Atonement, Evening

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