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Soldier in the Sinai: A General's Account of the Yom Kippur War

Emanuel Sakal


The escalation of the War of Attrition led to the construction of Bar-Lev Line. Depth bombing forced Egypt to build up a dense antiaircraft layout. “The regulars will hold!” concept, even in the event of a two-front surprise attack, was based on warning, deterrence, and Israeli Air Force (IAF) power, but the coming confrontation had not been defined, and no plans had been devised for Sinai's defense. During the ceasefire the Bar-Lev Line atrophied, the quality of troops declined, and errors were rife at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels. The defensive battle was characterized by ... More

Keywords: War of Attrition, Bar-Lev Line, Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan, strongholds, Southern Command, Dovecote, counterattack, close air support, preemptive strike

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813150802
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813150802.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emanuel Sakal, author