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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La Guerra Del Yom Kippur: Chaim Herzog: : Books

Sadat also had important domestic concerns in wanting war. The “Purple Line” ran along a series of low dormant volcanic cones, “tels”, in the north and deep ravines in the south. Sadat declared that Egypt was prepared to “sacrifice a million Egyptian soldiers” to recover its lost territory.

Although it had absolved Meir and Dayan of all responsibility, public calls for their resignations especially Dayan’s intensified. That afternoon, Egyptian forces advanced once more to deepen their bridgeheads, and as a result the Israelis lost several strategic positions.

On the morning of October 18, Sharon’s forces on the west bank launched an offensive toward Ismailiaslowly pushing back the Egyptian paratroop brigade occupying the sand rampart northward to enlarge the bridgehead. Several minutes before the ceasefire came into effect, three Scud missiles were fired at Israeli targets by either Egyptian forces or Soviet personnel in Egypt.

Each of the five infantry divisions that was to cross the canal had been equipped with RPG-7 rockets and RPG grenades, and reinforced with an anti-tank guided missile battalion, as they would not have any buerra support for nearly 12 hours. During the battle, a Soviet merchant ship was hit by Israeli missiles and sank.

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

Assuming that a sustained Syrian offensive would have led to crippling Arab tank losses, 36th Ugda and th Ugda were in the prewar planning intended to execute an advance in the direction of Damascus, Operation Ze’ev Aravot “Desert Wolf”. The Israeli Navy had no means of lifting guerta blockade due to the long range involved, and the Israeli Air Force, apparently also incapable of lifting the blockade, did not challenge it.

Meir chose Elazar’s proposal.

Egyptian losses were higher, especially in the sector controlled by General Ariel Sharonwho ordered his troops to respond with massive firepower to any Egyptian provocation. Soviet warships in the Mediterranean were authorized to open fire on Israeli combatants approaching Soviet convoys and transports.

La guerra del Yom Kippur

Some favored disengagement, which would allow soldiers to be sel to the Sinai Shmuel Gonen ‘s defeat at Hizayon in the Sinai had taken place two days earlier. Shimon AgranatPresident of the Israeli Supreme Courtwas asked to lead an inquiry, the Agranat Commissioninto the events leading up to the war and the setbacks of the first few days.


According to Herzog, by October 9 the front lines had stabilized. It was assumed that Israel’s intelligence services would give, in the worst case, about 48 hours notice prior to an Arab attack. The fighting lasted for more than a month and saw heavy losses on both sides, but the Israelis held their positions.

The counterattack was repulsed, and four Syrian helicopters were shot down with total loss of life. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. On October 23, a large air battle took place near Damascus during which the Israelis shot down 10 Syrian aircraft.

Brigade Commander Colonel Shoham was killed on the second day, along with his second-in-command and operations officer, as the Syrians desperately tried to advance towards the Sea of Galilee and Nafah. Another were disabled but returned to service after repairs.

Though the war reinforced Israel’s military deterrence, it had a stunning effect on the population in Israel. An electronic telegram with Keating’s report on the meeting was sent to the United States at Less pessimistic than Dayan, Elazar was not ready yet to abandon the Golan Heights.

President Nasser was only able to obtain the materiel for an anti-aircraft missile defense wall after visiting Moscow and pleading with Kremlin leaders.

Air Force cargo airplanes on October 14, [] although some equipment had arrived on planes from Israel’s national airline El Al before this date. An IDF D9 bulldozer supported by infantry forced its way to the peak. Buckwalter agrees that despite the isolation of the Third Army, it was unclear if the Israelis could have protected their forces on the west bank of the canal from a determined Egyptian assault and still maintain sufficient strength along the rest of the front.

Israeli historian Aryeh Yitzhaki estimated that the Egyptians killed about Israeli soldiers who had surrendered. John Ervin rated it it was amazing Oct 14, Sadat set forth to the Egyptian Parliament his intention of arranging an interim agreement as a step towards a settlement on 4 Februarywhich extended the terms of the ceasefire and envisaged a reopening of the Suez Canal in exchange for a partial Israeli pullback.

Hammad claimed that Egypt did not receive any tanks from the Soviets, [] a claim disputed by Schiff, who stated that Soviet freighters loaded with tanks and other weapons reached Egyptian, Algerian and Syrian ports throughout the war. Israeli jets began attacking Egyptian SAM sites and radars, prompting General Ismail to withdraw much of the Egyptians’ air defense equipment. Elazar ordered that, after mobilisation, the th Ugda was to reconquer the southern Golan.

The American global interest was to prove that Soviet arms could not dictate the outcome of the fighting, by supplying Israel. During the course of the war, Palestinian militias from southern Lebanon launched several attacks on Israeli border yyom. Other than a flurry of Syrian missile attacks on Ramat David airbase and surrounding civilian settlements during the first days of the war, [56] the fighting took place in Sinai and the Golan Heightsterritories that had been occupied by Israel since the end of the Six-Day War ofand in the later stages, on the west side of the Suez lz in Egypt and in areas of the Golan beyond those held by Israel prior to the outbreak of war.


In addition, dozens of Israeli prisoners were beaten and otherwise mistreated in Egyptian captivity. This was the main axis of the Syrian 9th Infantry Division and its commander, Colonel Hassan Tourkmani, chim the remnants of an organic tank battalion to be sacrificed forcing the minefield ddl. The origins of the war in the turbulent history of competing powers in the Middle East are fully explored, as are the build-up of Arab forces that almost caught Israel by surprise, and the realization of This is dfl authoritative account of the Israeli Ls performance in the bitter Yom Kippur War of and it is being reissued on the 30th anniversary of that conflict.

Jordanian King Hussein feared another major loss of territory, as had occurred in the Six-Day War, guerrq which Xhaim lost all of the West Bank, territory it had conquered and annexed in —49, which had doubled its population. By mid, Kiplur was almost completely aware of the Arab war plans. As a result, the city was partitioned down the main street, with the Egyptians holding the city center and the Israelis controlling the outskirts, port installations and oil refinery, effectively surrounding the Egyptian defenders.

The Syrian 5th ID subsequently occupied the plateau of the southern Golan. On the day before the war, General Ariel Sharon was shown aerial photographs and other intelligence by Yehoshua Saguy, his divisional intelligence officer. During the afternoon 7th Armored Brigade was still kept in reserve and the th Armored Brigade held the frontline with only two tank battalions, the 74th in the north and the 53rd in the south. The order to kill Israeli prisoners came from General Shazly, who, in a pamphlet distributed to Gguerra soldiers immediately before the war, advised his troops to kill Israeli soldiers even if they surrendered.

Jarring was disappointed and blamed Israel for refusing to accept a complete pullout from the Sinai peninsula. Six people were held particularly responsible for Israel’s failings:. October 7 also witnessed the Battle of Marsa Talamat. As a result, telex and telecommunications between the West and Syria were severed, and were not restored until the cables were repaired on October