The Yom Kippur War 1973 (1)

The Yom Kippur War 1973 (1)

The Golan Heights

Campaign 118
  • Author: Simon Dunstan
  • Illustrator: Howard Gerrard
  • Short code: CAM 118
  • Publication Date: 20 Aug 2003
  • Number of Pages: 96
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At 1345hrs on 6 October 1973, Israeli spotters in the observation post atop Mount Hermon saw Syrian gunners below them removing the camouflage nets from their guns. Ten minutes later shells began to rain down on Israeli positions all along the Golan Heights - The Yom Kippur War had begun. The shock Syrian attack caught the Israelis by surprise and by the afternoon of 7 October a Syrian brigade was less than 10km from the Sea of Galilee. Simon Dunstan describes in detail how amid desperate and bitter fighting the Israeli forces managed to turn the tide on the Golan Heights.

Biographical Note

Simon Dunstan is a long-established author in the field of military history and weapons technology with over 30 books to his name. His particular area of expertise is the tactical and technical employment of Armoured Fighting Vehicles since World War II. As an accomplished photographer and film maker, he has produced numerous military history television documentaries for New York's History Channel.Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Campaign 69: Nagashino 1575 and Campaign 72: Jutland 1916. Howard lives and works in Kent.

Contents

Origins of the Campaign
Chronology
Opposing Commanders
The Syrian Army
The Israeli Army
The Fall of Mount Hermon
Repulse at Amadiye
Breakthrough at Rafid
The Israeli counteroffensive
The recapture of Mount Hermon
Aftermath
Bibliography
The battlefield Today
Wargaming the Golan campaign
Index

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