Israeli Defence Forces since 1973

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Israeli Defence Forces since 1973

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Following the devastation of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) underwent significant structural and tactical changes in their battle doctrine. In only a few years the IDF evolved into a truly modern fighting force, much better prepared to confront the Palestinian terrorist attacks that were to follow. Written by an ex-soldier of the IDF, this richly illustrated book chronicles the history of the IDF from the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War to the late 1980s, and covers the various units of the IDF including the Paratroop and Infantry Branch, the Engineering Corps and the Armoured Corps.

Table of Contents

The Yom Kippur War and its Aftermath · Operation ' Yonatan' - Entebbe 1976 · The IDF in Lebanon · The Israel Defense Force · The Paratroop and Infantry Branch · The Engineering Corps · The Armoured Corps · The Artillery Corps · The Air Force · The Plates

Product details

Published May 22 1986
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9780850456875
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 8
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Sam Katz


Ronald Volstad

RONALD B.VOLSTAD was born in 1949 in Alberta, Cana…


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