Osprey's second title in the study of the Yom Kippur War (1973). Israel's victory in the 1967 'Six Day War' sowed the seeds of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. At 1400hrs on 6 October 1973 the Egyptian army launched an assault crossing of the Suez Canal. The carefully co-ordinated attack achieved complete tactical surprise. The sand embankments of the Israeli Bar-Lev Line were breached and an Israeli counterattack thrown back with heavy losses. In the second of his two-volume analysis of the Yom Kippur War, Simon Dunstan details the fighting in the Sinai, culminating in Operation Gazelle, the Israeli counterattack across the Suez Canal. Although defeated militarily Egypt did ultimately succeed in forcing the Israelis back to the negotiating table.
About the Author
Simon Dunstan is a long-established author in the field of military history and weapons technology with over 30 books to his name. His particular area of expertise is the tactical and technical employment of Armoured Fighting Vehicles since World War II, notably during the Korean, Vietnam and Arab-Israeli Wars. As an accomplished photographer and film maker, he has produced numerous military history television documentaries for The History Channel of New York. He resides in London and is married with one son and two daughters. email@example.com
Table of Contents
Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/The Egyptian Army/The Israeli Army/Breaching the Bar Lev line/The Battle of 'Chinese Farm'/The Israeli breakout/Aftermath/Bibliography/The battlefield Today/Wargaming the Sinai/Index