Armies in Lebanon 1982–84

Armies in Lebanon 1982–84

Men-at-Arms 165
  • Author: Sam Katz, Lee E Russell
  • Illustrator: Ronald Volstad
  • Short code: MAA 165
  • Publication Date: 25 Jul 1985
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The Lebanese Civil War of 1975-76 caused 80,000 dead and totally split the country along factional lines. An estimated 50 different militias came into existence, and acts of violence were both individual and collective. In the midst of this explosive atmosphere, cross-border conflict between Israel and Lebanon intensified, culminating in Operation Peace for Galilee - the invasion of Lebanon. This book offers a day-by-day account of the invasion and the subsequent siege of Beirut, an operation that resulted in both the PLO and Israel claiming victory. Numerous photographs and colour plates portray the uniforms and equipment of the Israeli, Palestinian and Multi-National forces.

Biographical Note

Samuel Katz was born in 1963, and joined the Israeli Defence Forces in 1981. He volunteered for naval duty, and qualified for service in a combat posting. He served in the HEYL HAYAM during the conflict in Lebanon in 1982. He has written numerous articles for Hebrew publications and has co-authored 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 recognised worldwide as an expert on this subject. He is married, and lives in New York. Lee E Russell was born in 1947. He served in the US Army from 1966 to 1968, including a year in Vietnam's Northern and Central provinces, with the 14th Engineer Bn (Combat). He specializes in 20th century uniforms and equipment and is a member of the Company of Military Historians and the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors. He has written several titles for Osprey over the years, and has also worked as a consultant on military dress for motion pictures, television and the stage. He lives and works in New York City. 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

Background to Chaos The Invasion The Illusion of Victory The Plates

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