The Yom Kippur War 1973 (2): The Sinai

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Osprey Publishing, 2003 - History - 96 pages
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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.
 

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This book quite nice but still it doesnot go into the deepest history and the weaponary used.

Contents

ORIGINS OF THE CAMPAIGN
7
The War of Attrition
12
CHRONOLOGY
14
FIRST STEPS TO WAR
16
OPPOSING PLANS
19
The Isreali response
20
OPPOSING ARMIES
24
Egyptian army 1973
25
Operation Badr
39
Shovach Yonim
50
The first Israeli conterattack
54
The fightback
58
Operation Gazelle
68
Endgame
77
AFTERMATH
91
BATTLEFIELD TODAY
93

Israeli Southern Command October 1973
27
OPPOSING COMMANDERS
28
Egyptian commanders
32
THE OCTOBER WAR
35

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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, 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. simon@dunstan.ws

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