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At the decisive point in the Sinai : generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Author: Jacob Even; Simcha B Maoz
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2017] ©2017
Series: Foreign military studies (Lexington, Ky.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Yom Kippur War pitted Israel against Syria in the north and Egypt in the south in October 1973. Caught by surprise and surrounded by enemies, Israel relied on the flexibility and creative thinking of its senior field commanders. After Israeli forces halted the Egyptian troops on the Sinai Peninsula, Major General Ariel Sharon seized the opportunity to counterattack. He split the Egyptian army and cut off its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Military history
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Named Person: Ariel Sharon; Ariel Sharon
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Even; Simcha B Maoz
ISBN: 9780813169569 0813169569 9780813169576 0813169577
OCLC Number: 995163707
Language Note: Translated from the Hebrew.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The order and the division : from call-up to assembly --
The IDF's "day of infamy" --
The twice-blessed day --
On the defensive, October 10-14 --
The Egyptian attack, October 14 --
The crossing battle, part 1 : preliminaries --
The crossing battle, part 2 : the night of October 15-16 --
The crossing battle, part 3 : October 16 and the night of October 16-17 --
The crossing battle, part 4 : from the morning of October 17 to the night of October 17-18 --
Eight days : October 18-25, 1973 --
"Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof" (eccles. 7:8) --
Appendix A. Main secondary senior commanders and staff officers --
Appendix B. The bridgehead compound --
Appendix C. Biographical and career highlights.
Series Title: Foreign military studies (Lexington, Ky.)
Other Titles: Bi-neḳudat ha-koved.
Responsibility: General Jacob Even, IDF (ret.), and Colonel Simcha B. Maoz, IDF (ret.).

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After Israeli forces halted the Egyptian troops on the Sinai Peninsula, Major General Ariel Sharon seized the opportunity to counterattack. He split the Egyptian army and cut off its supply lines in a maneuver known as Operation Stouthearted Men. Sharon\'s audacious, controversial decision defied his superiors and produced a major victory, which many believe helped win the war for Israel. At the Decisive Point in the Sinai is a firsthand account of the Yom Kippur War\'s most intense engagement by key leaders in Sharon\'s division. Jacob Even, deputy division commander of the 143rd Division, and Simcha Maoz, a staff officer, recount the initial stages of the Suez crossing, examine the Israel Defense Forces\' (IDF) response to Egypt\'s surprise attack, and explain Sharon\'s role in the transition from defense to offense. 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