Arab Armies of the Middle East Wars (2)

Arab Armies of the Middle East Wars (2)

Men-at-Arms 194
  • Author: Sam Katz
  • Illustrator: Ronald Volstad
  • Short code: MAA 194
  • Publication Date: 24 Mar 1988
  • ISBN: 9780850458008
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The Six-Day War drastically altered the political and military complexion of the Middle East: three Arab armies lay in ruin, while Israel achieved regional superpower status. The Arab response to defeat was a thirst for revenge, and the process of regrouping to launch the 1973 war was the nearest the Arab world would come to true unity. This book examines the post-1973 development of the armies of Egypt, Jordan and Syria, as well as the Palestinian guerrilla and terrorist groups. Backed by photographs and colour illustrations, this book also details the special military and political roles of the armies' elite units.

Biographical Note

Sam Katz was born in 1963, and joined the Israeli Defence Forces in 1981. He served in a dual capacity in the HEYL HAYAM during the conflict in Lebanon in 1982. He is the author of articles in Hebrew publications on military matters, and the co-author of several books on the IDF and related Middle Eastern topics. His particular interest lies in the development of IDF elite and counter-terrorist units. Sam is recognized world wide as an expert on this subject. He is married and lives in New York. RONALD VOLSTAD was born in 1949 in Alberta, Canada, where he still lives and works. Like several of Osprey's leading military illustrators he had no formal art training, though he did work in a TV company's art department - before spending 15 years operating heavy machinery in the oil industry. His first illustrations were published in 1970; since then he has become widely known for his work in Squadron and Osprey publications and for Dragon Models, and has also worked as a courtroom artist for TV news.

Contents

Introduction The Battle for Honour; Egypt 1967-73 Egypt since 1973 Jordan; 'Black September', 1970 The Syrian Army under Assad The Palestinian Guerrilla Movements 1948-87 The Palestine Liberation Organisation Labanon's Warring Factions The Plates

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