The Yom Kippur War 1973 (1): The Golan Heights

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Osprey Publishing, 2003 - History - 96 pages
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Osprey's first title in the study of the Yom Kippur War (1973). At 1345hrs on 6 October 1973, Israeli spotters in the observation post atop Mount Hermon saw Syrian gunners below them removing the camouflage nets from their guns. Ten minutes later shells began to rain down on Israeli positions all along the Golan Heights – The Yom Kippur War had begun. The shock Syrian attack caught the Israelis by surprise and by the afternoon of 7 October a Syrian brigade was less than 10km from the Sea of Galilee. Simon Dunstan describes in detail how amid desperate and bitter fighting the Israeli forces managed to turn the tide on the Golan Heights.
  

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This is Osprey at it's best, as you get a concise analysis of the forces involved and the strategic situation, how the battle played out, and a consideration of what the campaign meant; along with good maps! Read full review

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Contents

BACKGROUND TO WAR
7
OPPOSING PLANS
8
CHRONOLOGY
15
OPPOSING ARMIES
17
OPPOSING COMMANDERS
21
THE BATTLE FOR THE GOLAN
25
AFTERMATH
82
THE BATTLEFIELD TODAY
88
FURTHER READING
94
INDEX
95
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About the author (2003)

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. As an accomplished photographer and film maker, he has produced numerous military history television documentaries for New York’s History Channel.

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