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Following the lightning destruction of the Egyptian forces at the outbreak of the Six Day War, Israel turned to the forces of Jordan and Syria, with whom Egypt had signed a mutual-defence pact, and who had now entered the war. Jordan's army moved against West Jerusalem and central Israel, while Syria began shelling Israeli towns from the seemingly impregnable Golan Heights. The IDF's invasion of the Golan was as daring and successful as its more famous Egyptian victory, but its success in Jordan - taking the West Bank - sowed the seeds of its future troubles. Comprehensively illustrated with artwork, maps and battlefield views, this new history brings one of the most important of 20th century campaigns to life.
Simon Dunstan is a well-established author, film-maker and photographer in the field of military history, with several titles already published with Osprey. He specializes in armored warfare, and has written on this subject for two decades. His books have covered topics such as helicopter and armored warfare in Vietnam, the Challenger main battle tank, the British Guards and armored warfare in Korea. Simon lives and works in London. The author lives in London, England.
Table of Contents
|A poisoned chalice|
|The struggle for land and water|
|Fatah and fedayeen|
|The Syrian syndrome|
|Opposing Plans||p. 18|
|Opposing Commanders||p. 23|
|Opposing Forces||p. 26|
|Orders of battle|
|Fighting for the Holy Places||p. 33|
|The plans unfold|
|Harel in the hills|
|The battle for Samaria|
|The battle of Kabatiya Junction|
|The battle for Jerusalem|
|The battle for Ammunition Hill|
|The big lie|
|The battle for the old city|
|The capture of the West Bank|
|Syria and the Golan Heights||p. 65|
|The hammer falls|
|Tel Fakhr and Tel Azzaziat|
|The Battlefield Today||p. 93|
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