The Heights of Courage: A Tank Leader's War on the Golan by Avigdor KahalaniThe Heights of Courage: A Tank Leader's War on the Golan by Avigdor Kahalani

The Heights of Courage: A Tank Leader's War on the Golan

byAvigdor Kahalani

Paperback | February 1, 1992

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$38.23 online 
$41.50 list price save 7%
Earn 191 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

In October 1973, the State of Israel was invaded by Egyptian and Syrian forces. Despite early losses, Israel managed to outfight its opponents. The brief and bloody Yom Kippur War stands as a unique chapter in modern military history. Fought primarily by tank units, the war became a story not only of battle strategy and tactics, but also one of human discipline, endurance and sacrifice. While many historians have chronicled the events of the Yom Kippur War, few have been seasoned by actual combat. Avigdor Kahalani, commander of a tank battalion on the Golan Heights during the Yom Kippur War, describes this experience in The Heights of Courage. Beginning with a description of the initial Syrian offensive, he recounts the personal endeavors of his men, their fears and their ambitions, as well as their emotional and physical hardships. His stark account traces the efforts of the Israel Armored Corps as they struggle to overcome extreme difficulties and setbacks. The author describes their ultimate penetration into enemy territory and their approach to within forty kilometers of Damascus.

Details & Specs

Title:The Heights of Courage: A Tank Leader's War on the GolanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:234 pages, 8.52 × 5.54 × 0.59 inPublished:February 1, 1992Publisher:Praeger Publishers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0275942694

ISBN - 13:9780275942694

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Heights of Courage: A Tank Leader's War on the Golan

Reviews