The Yom Kippur War 1973 (1): The Golan Heights by Simon DunstanThe Yom Kippur War 1973 (1): The Golan Heights by Simon Dunstan

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

bySimon DunstanIllustratorHoward Gerrard

Paperback | August 20, 2003

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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.
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 ...
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Title:The Yom Kippur War 1973 (1): The Golan HeightsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.89 × 7.22 × 0.23 inPublished:August 20, 2003Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841762202

ISBN - 13:9781841762203

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Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/ The Syrian Army/The Israeli Army/The Fall of Mount Hermon/Repulse at Amadiye/Breakthrough at Rafid/The Israeli counteroffensive/The recapture of Mount Hermon/Aftermath/Bibliography/The battlefield Today/Wargaming the Golan campaign/Index

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Books in Osprey's 'Campaign' series stand out at both secondary and college levels as works' that will engage and sustain student interest ... sophisticated maps and comprehensive graphics complement the texts without overwhelming them.