Israeli Elite Units since 1948

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Israeli Elite Units since 1948

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In 1947, when the UN partitioned Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, the true war for Israel's existence began. Throughout the War of Independence the PAL'MACH (Hebrew abbreviation for 'Strike Companies') spearheaded Israel's forces. Disbanded in 1949, the PAL'MACH was replaced by other specialist units, including paratroop forces, the GOLANI Infantry Brigade, the Naval Commandos, and territorial and other reconnaissance commando formations. An acknowledged expert on the Israeli Defence Forces, Samuel Katz presents an overview of these IDF elite units, including the mysterious SAYERET MAT'KAL, a highly classified elite unit whose exploits involve the 1972 raid on a hijacked Belgian Sabena Boeing 707.

Table of Contents

The First Military Elite · The Pal'Mach · The Paratroops · The GOLANI Infantry Brigade · The Naval Commandos · Territorial and Other Reconnaissance Units · The Plates

Product details

Published 23 Jun 1988
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9780850458374
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 18
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Sam Katz

Illustrator

Ronald Volstad

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

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