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Combat 18. Israeli Soldier vs Syrian Soldier. Golan Heights 1967–73. pb

  • Israeli Soldier vs Syrian Soldier. Golan Heights 1967–73. Combat 18.
  • Author: David Campbell; Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
  • Pb.
Israel seized the strategically critical Golan Heights from Syria during the 1967 Six Day War in an audacious and determined operation, yet when the Yom Kippur War broke out the Israeli military were exposed by the effectiveness of the newly confident and dangerous Syrian army. In the Golan only luck, herculean Israeli efforts and tactical misjudgements by the Syrians were to allow the Israelis to maintain control. In this book, three pivotal encounters in the Golan are assessed, supported by artwork, maps and photographs, tracking how both sides' forces evolved over the period.
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