The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter That Transformed the by Abraham Rabinovich

By Abraham Rabinovich

During this galvanizing account of the main dramatic of the Arab-Israeli hostilities, Abraham Rabinovich, who suggested the clash for the Jerusalem put up, transports us into the midst of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Rabinovich’s masterly narrative starts off as Israel convinces itself there'll be no battle, whereas Egypt and Syria plot the two-front clash. Then, on Yom Kippur, Saturday, October 6, 1973, we see Arab armies pouring around the shattered Bar-Lev Line within the Sinai and during the Golan defenses. Even the famed Israeli air strength couldn't cease them. at the Golan by myself, Syria despatched 1,460 tanks opposed to Israel’s 177, and one hundred fifteen artillery batteries opposed to Israel’s eleven. And for the 1st time, footsoldiers wielding anti-tank guns have been capable of cease tank fees, whereas surface-to-air missiles secure these troops from air attack

Rabinovich takes us into this inferno and into the interior sanctums of army and political determination making. He permits us to witness the dramatic turnaround that had the Syrians at the run via the next Wednesday and the good counterattack around the Suez Canal that, as soon as all started, took overseas intervention to halt.

Using vast interviews with either contributors and observers, and with entry to lately declassified fabrics, Rabinovich indicates that the drama of the battle lay not just within the battles but additionally within the apocalyptic visions it prompted in Israel, the hopes and fears it encouraged within the Arab international, the heated conflicts on each side concerning the behavior of the warfare, and the concurrent American face-off with the Soviets in Washington, D.C., Moscow, and the Mediterranean. A complete account of 1 of the pivotal conflicts of the 20 th century.

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