The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War also known as the Arab–Israeli War, Chaim Herzog placed Egyptian helicopter losses at fourteen. War exhibit can be found at The Armored Corps Museum at Yad La- Shiryon. Les officiers de Sa Majesté: Les dérives des généraux marocains – La guerra del Yom Kippur by Chaim Herzog at – ISBN – ISBN – Inédita Ediciones – – Softcover. Sorry, this document isn’t available for viewing at this time. In the meantime, you can download the document by clicking the ‘Download’ button above.

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However, nearly all Arab reinforcements came with no logistical plan or support, expecting their hosts to supply them, and in several cases causing logistical problems. Short of supplies, the Israeli government reluctantly accepted a cease-fire in place on October 12 but Sadat refused.

Fighting in daylight deo to be advantageous to the Syrians: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Israeli jets also attacked and destroyed underground communication cables at Banha in the Nile Deltaforcing the Egyptians to transmit selective messages by radio, which could be intercepted.

Instead of concentrating forces of maneuvering, except for the wadi thrust, Egyptian units launched head-on-attacks against the waiting Israeli defenses. The squadron quickly gained a reputation amongst Egyptian field commanders for its skill in air support, particularly in anti-armor strikes. On October 4—5, Zamir’s concern grew, as additional signs of an impending attack were detected. Two oil tankers, of 48, ton and chxim, ton capacity, sank after hitting mines in the Gulf.

Adan was also harassed by the Egyptian Air Force.

The War of Atonement: The Inside Story of the Yom Kippur War

For this edition Chaim Herzog’s son, Colonel Michael Herzog, has written an Introduction which places the book in the context of his father’s achievements and gives a revealing insight of the man himself.

General Shazly had angered Sadat for advocating the withdrawal of Egyptian forces from Sinai to meet the Israeli incursion on the West Bank of the Canal. The Israelis had also taken many prisoners after Egyptian chwim, including many officers, pa surrendering in masses towards the end of the war.

No formal peace proposal was made either directly or indirectly by Israel.

The War of Atonement: The Inside Story of the Yom Kippur War by Chaim Herzog

Hussein sent a second brigade to the Golan front on October Israel began receiving supplies via U. The tiny Golan Heights were too small to act as an effective territorial buffer, unlike the Sinai Peninsula in the south, but it proved to be a strategic geographical stronghold and was a crucial key in preventing the Syrians from bombarding the cities below.


Following the UN ceasefire, there were constant artillery exchanges and skirmishes, and Israeli forces continued to occupy positions deep within Syria. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Having raced to an astounding victory inthe military allied itself to be blinded to any possibility of a combined Arab resurgence and was caught flat footed when massively reinforced Egyptian and Syrian forces launched a massive and nearly surprise attack. The heaviest air battles took place over the northern Nile Delta, where the Israelis repeatedly attempted to destroy Egyptian airbases.

Most Israeli soldiers defending the Bar Lev Line were casualties, and some were taken prisoner. It knew that the Egyptian Second and Third Armies would attempt to cross the Suez Canal and advance ten kilometres into the Sinai, followed by armored divisions that would advance towards the Ehrzog and Gidi Passes, and that naval units and paratroopers would then attempt to capture Sharm el-Sheikh. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

This in turn gave the IAF still greater freedom to operate in Egyptian airspace.

After the Six-Day War, Assad had launched a massive military buildup and hoped to make Syria the dominant military power of the Arab states. The Israeli patrol boats sank both Zodiacs and the patrol boat, though both suffered damage during the battle.

It would take four days to shift a division to the Sinai. An analysis of the political implications of the conflict brings this epic tale to a close.

The reality of the situation became apparent when the superpowers met in Oslo and agreed to maintain the status quo. The attacking forces, consisting of [] —1, tanks [] would not have SAM cover, so the Egyptian Air Force EAF was tasked with the defense of these forces from Israeli air attacks.

The role of the superpowers, too, was a major factor in the outcome of the two wars. The IAF carried out additional air attacks against Egyptian forces on the east bank of the canal, reportedly inflicting heavy losses.

In addition, dozens of Israeli prisoners were beaten and otherwise mistreated in Egyptian captivity. These exercises were to ensure that the Israelis would dismiss the actual war preparations right before the attack was launched as another exercise.

Sharon’s second brigade began to cross the canal. He was ordered to clear the roads leading to the canal as well as a position known as the Chinese Farmjust north of Deversoir, the Israeli crossing point.


If you have any preconceptions about the Middle East situation, I doubt they’d be challenged written in the 70’s, there’s no input from Egyptians kipur Syrians but praise is given where due. They made some gains, but failed to break into the city center.

La guerra del Yom Kippur

A Soviet cultural center, a television station, and other nearby structures were also mistakenly hit. This time the ceasefire held, and the fourth Arab—Israeli war was over. On October 23, the guuerra the offensive cnaim to begin, Syria announced that it had accepted the ceasefire, and ordered its troops to cease fire, while the Iraqi government ordered its forces home. Greengold fought running battles in this area with Syrian armor for twenty hours, sometimes with his single tank and at other times as part of a larger unit, changing tanks half a dozen times as they were knocked out.

Under its terms, Israel agreed to pull back its forces from the areas West of Suez Canal, which it had occupied since the gguerra of hostilities.

Seven Syrian MiGs and two Syrian helicopters carrying reinforcements were shot down as they attempted to intercede. Explore the Home Gift Guide. According to Shazly, within heezog hours, fifteen strongpoints had been tuerra as Egyptian forces advanced several kilometres into the Sinai.

Consequently, according to Gamasythe Israeli military position became “weak” for different reasons, “One, Israel now had a large force about six or seven brigades in a very limited area of land, surrounded from all sides either by natural or man-made barriers, or by the Egyptian forces.

Combined Syrian, Iraqi and Jordanian counterattacks prevented any further Israeli gains.

Only an American guarantee that the United States would fulfill the entire Arab program in a brief time could have dissuaded Sadat. Chaim provides a lot of detail about the actual massive tank battles that pushed back and forth. The Egyptian Air Force attempted to interdict IAF sorties and attack Israeli ground forces, but suffered heavy losses kippud dogfights and from Israeli air defenses, while inflicting light aircraft losses chhaim the Israelis.

This latter brigade was earmarked for the th Ugda, a division to be held in reserve.