The Yom Kippur War 1973 (2): The Sinai

The Yom Kippur War 1973 (2): The Sinai


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The Yom Kippur War 1973 (2): The Sinai by Simon Dunstan, Kevin Lyles

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841762210
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 04/20/2003
Series: Campaign
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 510,180
Product dimensions: 7.28(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.19(d)

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.

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

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