Israeli Defence Forces since 1973

Israeli Defence Forces since 1973

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  • Author: Sam Katz
  • Illustrator: Ronald Volstad
  • Short code: ELI 8
  • Publication Date: 22 May 1986
  • ISBN: 9780850456875
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

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.

Biographical Note

Sam Katz was born in 1963, and joined the Israeli Defence Forces in 1981. He served 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

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

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