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At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Jacob Even and Simcha B. Maoz


The Yom Kippur War, also known as the Ramadan War or the October War, was fought by Israel against a coalition of Arab nations, led by Syria and Egypt. The war lasted nineteen days, with the pivotal moment being Major General Ariel Sharon’s crossing of the Suez Canal, which is known as the crossing battle In this narrative Jacob Even and Simcha B. Maoz consider the war and Sharon’s leadership as a case study of generalship for the benefit of new generations of senior field commanders. By focusing on the divisional command, Even and Maoz balance the macro view of the war (in the context of the ... More

Keywords: Yom Kippur War, Suez Canal, crossing battle, Israel Defense Forces, Egyptian Army, Ramadan War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813169552
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacob Even, author

Simcha B. Maoz, author
Israeli Defense Forces