The Six Day War 1967: Jordan and Syria [NOOK Book]

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Following the lightening destruction of the Egyptian forces at the outbreak of the Six Day War, Israel turned to the forces of Jordan and Syria, with whom Egypt had signed a mutual-defence pact, and which had now entered the war. Jordan's army moved against West Jerusalem and central Israel, while Syria began shelling Israeli towns from the seemingly impregnable Golan Heights.

The IDF's invasion of the Golan was as daring and successful as its...

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The Six Day War 1967: Jordan and Syria

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Overview

Following the lightening destruction of the Egyptian forces at the outbreak of the Six Day War, Israel turned to the forces of Jordan and Syria, with whom Egypt had signed a mutual-defence pact, and which had now entered the war. Jordan's army moved against West Jerusalem and central Israel, while Syria began shelling Israeli towns from the seemingly impregnable Golan Heights.

The IDF's invasion of the Golan was as daring and successful as its more famous Egyptian victory, but its success in Jordan - taking the West Bank - sowed the seeds of its future troubles. Comprehensively illustrated with artwork, maps and battlefield views, this new history brings one of the most important of 20th century campaigns to life.

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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 the two nations of Jordan and Syria. [The book is] superbly illustrated by Peter Dennis who does some great artwork... 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 / www.modelingmadness.com (February 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781472801975
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 546,698
  • File size: 41 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

A poisoned chalice

The struggle for land and water

Fatah and fedayeen

The Syrian syndrome

Chronology 14

Opposing Plans 18

Jordanian plans

Israeli plans

Syrian plans

Opposing Commanders 23

Jordanian commanders

Israeli commanders

Syrian commanders

Opposing Forces 26

Jordanian forces

Israeli forces

Syrian forces

Orders of battle

Fighting for the Holy Places 33

The plans unfold

Harel in the hills

The battle for Samaria

The battle of Kabatiya Junction

The battle for Jerusalem

The battle for Ammunition Hill

The big lie

The battle for the old city

The capture of the West Bank

Syria and the Golan Heights 65

The hammer falls

Tel Fakhr and Tel Azzaziat

Endgame

Aftermath 89

The Battlefield Today 93

Bibliography 94

Index 95

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