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    Hi,
    Thought I recognised that photo. As I indicated earlier, it is an Egyptian soldier and an Egyptian bridge. The photo appeared in the hardback edition, published in 1975, of the book by the Insight Team of the Sunday Times called the "Yom Kippur War". The caption to the photo reads "Short lived moment of joy for Egyptian troops when they first crossed over to Sinai. Israel's failure to prepare for war and the profusion of Egypt's new weapons, destroyed Israeli defence plans." I am not saying I particularly agree with the caption, but that is what it says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsh View Post
    Hi,
    I am pretty sure that the soldier is Egyptian. Look at the shade of the uniform, its cut, the outline of the helmet and the weapon the soldier is carrying.
    cheers
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    You're right Mash,
    I thought that the Egyptian army did not posses Carl Gustav m/45 submachineguns but now I see that they used a local copy carried by the soldier in the photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malioni91 View Post
    they used a local copy carried by the soldier in the photo.
    aka the "Port Said".
    was very popular among PLO fighters in the 70's.

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    Anonymous Egyptian Soldier looks like Jamie Farr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsh View Post
    Hi,
    Thought I recognised that photo. As I indicated earlier, it is an Egyptian soldier and an Egyptian bridge. The photo appeared in the hardback edition, published in 1975, of the book by the Insight Team of the Sunday Times called the "Yom Kippur War". The caption to the photo reads "Short lived moment of joy for Egyptian troops when they first crossed over to Sinai. Israel's failure to prepare for war and the profusion of Egypt's new weapons, destroyed Israeli defence plans." I am not saying I particularly agree with the caption, but that is what it says.
    Cheers
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    The pic was first published in the Egyptian Al Mussawer magazine in Jan 1974 following the disengagement agreement.


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    Thanks a million guys, I think it was really a propaganda shot, as all Egyptian Armed Forces in 1973 war were using AK-74 not port-said machine gun.

    Thanks again

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    Another question please, this photo was uploaded on this thread many pages behind, it represents an EAF MiG-21 downed in flames after being hit on 19 Oct. 1973, the shot was taken by a member of the 14th Brigade, Do you have any details about this? How it was shot? the battle name if possible? Pilot destiny? ... etc


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    Quote Originally Posted by strategist View Post
    Another question please, this photo was uploaded on this thread many pages behind, it represents an EAF MiG-21 downed in flames after being hit on 19 Oct. 1973, the shot was taken by a member of the 14th Brigade, Do you have any details about this? How it was shot? the battle name if possible? Pilot destiny? ... etc

    Hi,
    Here you can find all the Israeli AA kills in 1973. In 19 Oct. 1973 the IAF shot down 2 Mig-21. Both kills were scored by U.Aven-Nir but other information is missing.
    Here's the link:
    http://s188567700.online.de/CMS/inde...=199&Itemid=47

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    Quote Originally Posted by malioni91 View Post
    Hi,
    Here you can find all the Israeli AA kills in 1973. In 19 Oct. 1973 the IAF shot down 2 Mig-21. Both kills were scored by U.Aven-Nir but other information is missing.
    Here's the link:
    http://s188567700.online.de/CMS/inde...=199&Itemid=47
    Thanks for attention, but beware that on ACIG, entries in white colour means "Claims & Unconfirmed".
    Also, some say it was downed by AAA from the ground

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    Quote Originally Posted by strategist View Post


    Who is the guy with Sharon in the last pic?
    Haim Bar-Lev.

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    The photo was taken during the Battle of the Chinese Farm? Cauze I see that Sharon is wounded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malioni91 View Post
    The photo was taken during the Battle of the Chinese Farm? Cauze I see that Sharon is wounded.
    I believe so.

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    IDF Destroyed tank, Sinai:




    President Sadat saluting Gr.39 Commandos:

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    People gathered at the Suez Canal banks to celebrate the re-open of the canal in 1975:


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