Israeli Paratroopers 1954–2016

Israeli Paratroopers 1954–2016 cover

Israeli Paratroopers 1954–2016

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From the creation of the first volunteer paratroop unit shortly after the birth of Israel and of the Israeli Defense Force, this arm of service has been recognized as elite. They have also been the first choice for daring special missions, and it is mainly from their ranks that Israel's Special Forces units have been recruited. A unique aspect of the Israeli military is the cross-posting of officers from the airborne, armoured and other units, to ensure that all unit commanders share their aggressive qualities and thorough understanding of the capabilities of all arms. In this way the influence of the paratroop arm has been out of proportion to its size.

This fully illustrated study is a complete history of Israeli paratroopers from its creation to the present day, including relevant developments in their role and organization, as well as their achievements and setbacks in conflicts such as the Six Days War and Yom Kippur War.

Table of Contents

Introduction – overview / Origins, recruitment & training – place in Israeli culture / Doctrine – borrowed ideas, development through experience – strategic role & tactical employment – impact throughout the IDF / Campaign history: 1956 Sinai War – 1967 Six-Day War – 1973 Yom Kippur War / Special operations: the War of Attrition – Entebbe – Operation 'Litani' / Lebanon, 1982-2000 & 2006 –present / The intifadas / Select Bibliography

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Published 18 Oct 2018
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472827715
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Black & white and colour photos.
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 224
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Peter Dennis

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