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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This assumption about Egypt’s strategic plans, known as “the concept”, strongly prejudiced the department’s thinking and led it to dismiss other war warnings.

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Most of the large equipment arrived after the ceasefire. The close distances during night engagements, negated the usual Israeli superiority in long-range duels. In the attacks some civilians were injured, mostly lightly and damage was made to property. It called upon the belligerents to immediately cease all military activity. Interest Section in Cairo also requested U.

The same now happened with most kuppur, [] except bunker complex Hammad claimed that Egypt did not receive any tanks from the Soviets, [] a claim disputed by Schiff, who stated that Cuaim freighters loaded with tanks and other weapons reached Egyptian, Algerian and Syrian ports throughout the war.

On October 9, a reconnaissance force attached to Colonel Amnon Reshef’s Brigade detected a gap between the Egyptian Second and Third armies in this sector. For this purpose each of the three infantry divisions, also committing their organic mechanised brigade with forty tanks, had been reinforced by an armored brigade of about ninety tanks. The Egyptians wanted hostilities to start at noon; [] in the end they agreed to a compromise time of Sadat was already determined to go to war.

Lw Gal then released the 82nd TB company he had held back, commanded by Captain Meir “Tiger” Zamir, and sent it to the south to cover his flank. According to Chaim Herzogthe Egyptians continued attacking the bridgehead until the cease-fire, using artillery and mortars to fire tens of thousands of shells into the chaiim of the crossing.

There were no Israeli casualties. The Egyptians had to shut down their SAM sites during these raids, allowing Israeli fighters to intercept the Egyptians. The Egyptians unsuccessfully attempted to blockade the Israeli Mediterranean coastline, and mined the Gulf of Suez kippir prevent the transportation of oil from the Bala’eem and Abu Rudeis oil fields in southwestern Sinai to Eilat in southern Israel.


The Israelis managed to occupy one-third of Missouri Ridge. The Israelis lost about dead, 1, wounded, and 56 tanks. Kenneth Pollack wrote that 18 Egyptian aircraft were shot down, and that these guera prompted the cancellation of the second planned wave. These engineering kkppur were priority targets for Israeli tank gunners and took heavy losses, but Syrian infantry at points demolished the tank ditch, allowing their armor to cross.

There, they were able to fire in support of Israeli troops facing Missouri Ridge, an Egyptian-occupied position on the Bar-Lev Line that could pose a threat to the Israeli crossing. Quandt noted that regardless of who fired the first post-ceasefire shot, it was the Israeli Kkppur that was advancing beyond the October 22 ceasefire lines.

During one of the raids, the commandos also blew up the port’s main docking pier. Less pessimistic than Dayan, Elazar was not ready yet to abandon the Golan Heights. The Israeli Navy had no means of lifting the blockade due to the long range involved, and the Israeli Air Force, apparently also incapable of lifting the blockade, did not challenge it.

Adan’s brigades met resistance from dug-in Egyptian forces in the Sweetwater Canal area’s greenbelt. General Sharon noticed that the concentration of Egyptian forces along the canal was far beyond anything observed during the training exercises, and that the Egyptians had amassed all of their crossing equipment along the canal. The blockade was lifted on November 1, after Israel used the surrounded Egyptian Third Army as a bargaining chip.

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On the day before the war, General Ariel Sharon was shown aerial photographs and other intelligence by Yehoshua Saguy, his divisional intelligence officer. The role of the superpowers, too, was a major factor in the outcome of the two wars. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. High-ranking representatives of the Defense and State Departments opposed such a move.

A gripping narrative of the conflict itself, punctuated by first-hand accounts and interviews with combatants, The War of Atonement is full of drama and tales of inspirational bravery. Hafez al-Assadthe leader of Syria, had a different view. Jul 07, Jaume A. The most effective attack took place on October 20, though Arab forces lost tanks in that engagement.

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Operations officer Lieutenant-Colonel Uri Simhoni therefore improvised an allocation of the tactical reserves, thereby largely deciding the course of the battle. No reserves were available to stop a Syrian incursion into Galilee.


Deborah rated it really liked it Jun 15, As the ,ippur position deteriorated, Jordan sent an expeditionary force into Syria. The war began when the Arab coalition launched a joint surprise attack on Israeli positions, on Yom Kippurthe holiest day in Judaism, which also occurred that year during the Muslim holy chqim of Ramadan.

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Others, however, argued that continuation of the war would legitimize Israel’s efforts to destroy the Egyptian Third Army. On October 22, Ismailia’s Egyptian defenders were occupying their last line of defense, but managed to repel an Israeli attempt to get behind Ismailia and encircle the city, then push some of Sharon’s forward troops back to the Sweetwater Canal. Both sides suffered heavy losses, but the commandos were at times successful in delaying the movement of Israeli reserves to the front.

The Egyptians failed to scout the area and were unaware that by now, Adan’s nd Armored Division was in the vicinity. By October 8, Israel had encountered military difficulties on both fronts. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Kissinger proposed returning the Sinai Peninsula to Egyptian control and an Israeli withdrawal from all of Sinai, except for some strategic points. On October 24, the UNSC passed Resolutionserving as a renewed call for all parties to adhere to the ceasefire terms established in Resolution Since they had not received MiGs and Scud missiles had only arrived in Egypt from Bulgaria in late August and it would take four months to train the Egyptian ground crews, Aman predicted war with Egypt was not imminent.

According to historian Gammal Hammad, Egypt’s principal ports, Alexandria and Port Safagaremained open to shipping throughout the war. Brigade Commander Colonel Shoham was killed on the second herzo, along with his second-in-command and operations officer, as the Syrians desperately tried to advance towards the Sea of Galilee and Nafah. Almost a full year before the war, in an October 24,meeting with his Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Sadat declared his intention to go to war with Israel even without proper Soviet support.

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