The Six Day War 1967: Sinai

The Six Day War 1967: Sinai

by Simon Dunstan
     
 

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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.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782002413
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/20/2012
Series:
Campaign , #212
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
35 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 many titles already published with Osprey. He specializes in armoured warfare, and has written on this subject for three decades. His books have covered many topics such as helicopter and armoured warfare in Vietnam, British main battle tanks and regimental histories. Simon lives and works in London

Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

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