The Yom Kippur War 1973: Pt.1: Golan Heights

Author(s): Simon Dunstan


The October War or "Yom Kippur" War of 1973 was precipitated by the Arab states of the Middle East, primarily Egypt and Syria, in an attempt to force Israel to the negotiating table. Protected by the territories she had conquered in the 1967 "Six Day War", Israel had little incentive to negotiate. The carefully coordinated attacks launched by Egypt and Syria in the Sinai and on the Golan Heights respectively achieved complete tactical surprise. This work details the Syrian assault on the strategically vital Golan Heights.


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Simon Dunstan is a well-established author, film maker and photographer in the field of military history, with several titles already published with Osprey. He specialises in armoured warfare, and has been writing on the subject for two decades. His books have covered topics such as helicopter and armoured warfare in Vietnam, the Challenger main battle tank, The British Guards and armoured warfare in Korea. Simon lives and works in London. Kevin Lyles is a talented illustrator of 20th century military subjects. He has illustrated several books for Osprey over the years, and has also written titles on the US Army in Vietnam, a subject in which he has a long-standing interest. He lives and works in Hertfordshire, UK.

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

General Fields

  • : 9781841762203
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Osprey Publishing
  • : 0.317
  • : July 2003
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Simon Dunstan
  • : Paperback
  • : Kevin Lyles
  • : 96
  • : 48 b&w and 48 colour illustrations, bibliography, index