Overview

In May 1967, Egypt expelled the United Nations peacekeeping forces stationed in the Sinai desert and deployed its army along its border with Israel, its moves coordinated with those of Jordan and Syria. By June, Israel realized that the international community would not act, and so it launched a pre-emptive strike against the combined Arab forces.

The ensuing Six Day War was a crushing defeat for the Arab world, one that tripled the area ...

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The Six Day War 1967: Sinai

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Overview

In May 1967, Egypt expelled the United Nations peacekeeping forces stationed in the Sinai desert and deployed its army along its border with Israel, its moves coordinated with those of Jordan and Syria. By June, Israel realized that the international community would not act, and so it launched a pre-emptive strike against the combined Arab forces.

The ensuing Six Day War was a crushing defeat for the Arab world, one that tripled the area controlled by Israel and which sowed the seeds for the Yom Kippur War of 1973 and the continuing strife in the region.

This volume covers the background to the war and the campaign against the Egyptians in the Sinai Peninsula, including the initial devastating air assault that showed the world how vital air supremacy was in modern combat.

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"Simon Dunstan, who is quickly becoming my favorite Osprey author, does his usual superlative job of telling the story of the conflict between Israel and Egypt in the Sinai campaign... All of this is superbly illustrated by Peter Dennis who does some great art work and...there are the usual great selection of period photos of the war and those who fought in it. You can add this to your list of books that you simply must have. It is a great read and one that I know you will enjoy." -Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness / modelingmadness.com  (February 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782002413
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Series: Campaign
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 450,874
  • File size: 34 MB
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Meet the Author

Simon Dunstan is a well-established author, film-maker and photographer in the field of military history, with several titles already published with Osprey. He specializes in armored warfare, and has written on this subject for two decades. His books have covered topics such as helicopter and armored warfare in Vietnam, the Challenger main battle tank, the British Guards and armored warfare in Korea. Simon lives and works in London. The author lives in London, England.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Chronology 6

Opposing Plans 10

Egypt - a strategy of rhetoric

Operation Qahir - Conqueror

Israel - a failure of deterrence

Opposing Commanders 20

Israeli commanders

Egyptian commanders

Opposing Forces 25

Israeli forces

Egyptian forces

Orders of battle

Operation Moked 28

Air France

Do it right

Five Days of War 40

Red Sheet unfolds

Advance at all costs - Ugda Tal, 5 June

The Jeradi defile - Ugda Tal, 5 June

The battle of Bir Lahfan - Ugda Yoffe, 5 June

The battle for Abu Ageila-Um Katef - Ugda Sharon, 5 June

The other side of the hill

Ugda Yoffe, 6 June

The race for the passes

On to the canal

Aftermath - Al-Naxa 88

The Battlefield Today 92

Further Reading 94

Index 95

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