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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiooliva121 View Post
    question for the the memebers here , what is the best western or israeli source to talk about the israeli crossing to "Africa" ?
    i read gen adan memories , they were very good and very professional but wished to read more from other sources .
    There are actually a lot of such resources in this thread. Forum member Camera has translated into English and posted here much of General Israel Tal’s testimony to the post war Israeli commission. Which covers a lot of the details of Israeli plans and preparation for crossing the canal. Also another forum member has posted details of his battalion’s actions during the war.

    Since most western books tend to deal with the war in its entirely there aren’t any specific ones that come to mind that just focus on the Israeli canal crossing. There is French book “Kilometre 101” that has a lot of mostly photos focusing on both sides crossing the canal. It is long since out of print but a scanned .pdf can be downloaded from links available here:

    http://avaxhm.com/ebooks/history_mil...metre_101.html

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    I just started reading:

    "The Decisiveness Of Israeli Small-Unit Leadership On The Golan Heights In The 1973 Yom Kippur War" by Major Oakland McCulloch.

    A very interesting read about the tactical (battalion, company, platoon, individual fighting element) battle for the Golan Heights during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Full of details that are new to me (a pretty well read kind of guy on the subject). Amazing to read about the Israeli combat team (company and below) counter attacks on the first night of war.


    Can be downloaded, legitimately, for free here:


    http://www.dtic.mil/docs/citations/ADA417329


    Abstract : This study is an analysis of the decisiveness of Israeli small-unit leadership on the Golan Heights during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. What allowed the Israeli brigades on the Golan Heights to defeat an Arab coalition that launched a surprise attack with a force that vastly outnumbered the Israelis in men, tanks and artillery? The one advantage the Israelis had was the quality of leadership at the small-unit level. This study begins with a brief review of the strategic and operational situation in the Middle East in 1973. This includes background information on the Israeli and Arab forces facing each other on the Golan Heights and their plans for the defense and attack respectfully prior to the start of hostilities. The majority of the thesis discussion is concerned with the actual battle on the Golan Heights. It highlights the contributions that small-unit leadership made during the battle that allowed the vastly outnumbered IDF to destroy a massive Soviet-style Arab army. This portion of the study also looks at the experiences of those Israeli leaders involved in the fighting. The study then looks at leadership from the Israeli perspective. I define what leadership is and why it is important at the small-unit level. I take a close look at how the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) picks and trains its leaders and what role the Israeli Military Culture plays in that process. The conclusion of the thesis is that the IDF was able to fight and win even though surprised and vastly outnumbered due to the quality of leadership at the small-unit level. This lesson may prove to be important still today as the armies of the Western societies continue to get smaller even though they still face the threat of fighting the massive Soviet-style armies of the 'Axis of Evil' for decades to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiooliva121 View Post
    question for the the memebers here , what is the best western or israeli source to talk about the israeli crossing to "Africa" ?
    i read gen adan memories , they were very good and very professional but wished to read more from other sources .
    in israel the crossing is a political football with no agreed upon exact version of history
    generally the there are two campes the sharon biriant saviour of israel lion of judea camp ( the right )
    the sharon brilliant but reckless and gung ho camp ( the left )

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    And/or the Avraham "Bren" Adan as the unknown or unappreciated genius of the crossing.

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