Chariots of the Desert The Story of the Israeli Armoured by David Eshel

By David Eshel

Книга подполковника танковых войск Израиля в отставке Давида Эшеля посвящена истории бронетанковых войск Израиля, с момента их основания до середины 80-х гг., и их участию в боевых действиях. Текст сопровождается редкими фотографиями и схемами боевых операций.Очень интересная книга, рекомендую.

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Lieutenant Colonel David Eshel IDF (Retd) used to be born in Dresden, Germany, in 1928 and emigrated to Israel while he was once ten years outdated. He joined the Jewish payment Police for nationwide provider in 1946 and observed motion for the 1st time on convoy escort responsibility within the Negev within the early battles for keep an eye on of the roads prior to the 1948 war.
During the conflict of Independence, he commanded a machine-gun part and, later, a platoon in a reconnaissance battalion. After the struggle, he was once assigned to the newly shaped Armoured university at Ramie as an teacher. He used to be among the 1st contingent of officials chosen to wait classes with the French military and graduated from the French Cavalry institution at Saumur as a tank platoon commander in 1951.
On his go back, he used to be published as operations officer of the 1st Tank Battalion. in the course of the First Sinai crusade in 1956, he served lower than Colonel Uri Ben An as commander of the seventh Armoured Brigade sign corporation within the rank of significant. almost immediately after the crusade, he turned leader of signs of the Armoured Corps. A 12 months spell as Commander of signs within the Northern Command then undefined, and then he lower back to the Armoured Corps - now lower than the command of basic Tal. the following he served in a couple of command and employees appointments together with the command of the sign Battalion in Tal's armoured department within the Six Day War.
In 1969 he went to the workers and Command collage as a tactical teacher and was once accountable there for inter-arm warfare video games. those integrated a research of the Egyptian hazard which used to be to develop into a practice session for the true factor 3 years later. Retiring from energetic carrier in 1971, he used to be recalled for accountability within the Yom Kippur struggle and served all through with the reserves. On his retirement, he based his personal army publishing corporation and introduced Defence replace, a per month journal with a world-wide move. His prior released paintings contains books for the yankee residence ARCO - Elite scuffling with devices and US quick Deployment Forces - and a couple of books at the Israeli Defence Forces released in Israel. Married with kids, he lives in Israel and devotes such a lot of his time to army writing and lecturing.


1 Beginnings........1
2 The warfare of Independence 1948-49........13
3 The Evolution of the IDF Armoured Corps........24
4 The Sinai crusade of 1956........31
5 normal Israel Tal Takes Over........51
6 Lightning crusade: The Six Day struggle 1967........58
I. Tal Strikes........58
II. Abu Agheila and the development to the Canal........72
III. opposed to bold Odds: the Battles for Jerusalem,
Samaria and the Golan........80
7 alterations in corporation and Doctrine: The warfare of Attrition 1967-73........87
8 The Yom Kippur struggle 1973........94
I. The conflict for the Golan........94
II. Counter-Attack: the development into Syria and the hazard to
III. The assault around the Suez Canal and a Brilliant
9 Aftermath ........155
10 end: The Israeli Armoured Corps Today........170Chapter Notes........172ANNEXES I. Commanders of the Israeli Armoured Corps........181
II. The functionality of Soviet Tanks - An Assessment........190
III. Tank varieties in IDF provider 1948-88........194
IV. stock of Tanks and Armoured struggling with automobiles in heart japanese Armies 1988........197SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY........199INDEX........201

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