The Two O'Clock War: The 1973 Yom Kippur Conflict and the Airlift That Saved Israel

The Two O Clock War The Yom Kippur Conflict and the Airlift That Saved Israel It s usually called the Yom Kippur War Or sometimes the October War The players that surround it are familiar Sadat and Mubarak Meir and Sharon Nixon and Kissinger Brezhnev and Dobyrnin It was a wa
  • Title: The Two O'Clock War: The 1973 Yom Kippur Conflict and the Airlift That Saved Israel
  • Author: Walter J. Boyne
  • ISBN: 9780312273033
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Two O'Clock War: The 1973 Yom Kippur Conflict and the Airlift That Saved Israel
    It s usually called the Yom Kippur War Or sometimes the October War The players that surround it are familiar Sadat and Mubarak, Meir and Sharon, Nixon and Kissinger, Brezhnev and Dobyrnin It was a war that brought Arab and Jew into vicious conflict A war in which Israel almost unleashed her nuclear arsenal and set two superpowers on a treacherous course of nuclear esIt s usually called the Yom Kippur War Or sometimes the October War The players that surround it are familiar Sadat and Mubarak, Meir and Sharon, Nixon and Kissinger, Brezhnev and Dobyrnin It was a war that brought Arab and Jew into vicious conflict A war in which Israel almost unleashed her nuclear arsenal and set two superpowers on a treacherous course of nuclear escalation And a war that eventually brought peace But a peace fraught with delicate tensions, disputed borders, and a legacy of further bloodshed.The Two O Clock War is a spellbinding chronicle of the international chess game that was played out in October 1973 It is a story of diplomacy and military might that accounts for many of the dilemmas faced in the present day Middle East.This is a war that Israel never thought was possible Surprised by the fury and excellent execution of the Arab onslaught, and perhaps than a little complacent, Israel suddenly found itself on the point of losing a war because of a lack of ammunition, planes and tanks The United States, after much vacillation, finally elected to help Israel, beginning a tremendous airlift code name Operation Nickel Grass which incurred the wrath of the Arab states, and their sponsor, the Soviet Union Fortunately the airlift came just in time for Israeli ground forces to stabilize their positions and eventually turn the tide in the Sinai and Golan Heights And it was all made possible by an operation that dwarfed the Berlin Airlift and the Soviets simultaneous efforts in Egypt and Syria.The Two O Clock War is bound to become the definitive history of a war that quite literally approached Armageddon.
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  • Boyne is not the most compelling writer of Middle East history, but this book is interesting for its inclusion of the U.S airdrop that may have saved Israel in 1973 You don t find this angle of the story in other sources, especially the Israeli versions, which focus on the resilience of the IDF and its soldiers in overcoming overwhelming superiority in men and materiel on the other side s This latter should not be discounted or understated it has guaranteed Israel s continued survival in the mid [...]


  • I found this a very nice High Level look at the 1973 Yom Kippur War, particularly with the insights to the diplomatic maneuvers behind the scenes including the awkward cooperation of the Soviets and Americans who found themselves in unusual agreement, although facing internal political challenges and the attention paid to the USAF airlift effort living on a MAC base in 1973 as a six year old, I can remember the frantic activity on the American side It pays some attention to the bickering among b [...]


  • I had purchased this book some years back but did not read it until recently For me, the book covers one critical area within the history of mid east conflicts and also resolves some of my own mis conceptions of the October War.Firstly, I had thought that the Yom Kippur War was an Israeli defeat, although in the latter days of the war, it was not The Egyptian and Syrian forces made decisive gains at first, partly from the surprise attack on Yom Kippur, as well as from other preparations such as [...]



  • This isn t as much of a history of the Yom Kippur War as it as a history of the key role played by the C 5 Galaxy during the American airlift that supported Israel during this conflict.




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