The latest volume in Anthony Tucker-Jones_s series of books on armoured warfare in the Images of War series is a graphic account of the development of armoured forces in the Arab and Israeli armies from 1948 to the present day.
Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The latest volume in Anthony Tucker-Joness series of books on armoured warfare in the Images of War series is a graphic account of the development of armoured forces in the Arab and Israeli armies from 1948 to the present day. In a sequence of over 200 archive photographs he tells the story of the role armour played in Arab-Israeli conflicts over the last sixty years, from the initial battles of 1948, through the Suez Crisis, the Six Day War, the Yom Kippur War, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and the Israeli attack on Hamas in Gaza in 2008.??In all these clashes armoured vehicles played a prominent, sometimes decisive part. As the photographs show, an extraordinary range of Second World War and post-war tanks, armoured cars and armoured personnel carriers was deployed by all sides. Russian T-34s, SU-100s, T-54/55s, T-62s and T-72s were imported from the Eastern Bloc by the Egyptians and Syrians. Shermans, Pattons, Centurions and AMX-13s were imported from the West by the Israelis. In addition, the Israelis developed modified hybrids such as the Sherman/Isherman, the Shot, Magach and Sabra, and they produced to their own design their main battle tank, the Merkava. ??Anthony Tucker-Joness photographic survey is an excellent introduction to late-twentieth-century armoured warfare, and it gives a fascinating insight into the military history of Israel and its Arab neighbours.
87–93; Pollack, Arabs at War, pp. 88–98, Brower, 'Israeli Armored Corps', 21. 18
Excellent analysis and data can be found in: T. N. Dupuy, "73 War — The Arab-
Israeli Conflict, Strategy and Tactics, No. 90 (January/February 1982): 39–48, 57;
Author: Alaric Searle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This book charts the history of armoured warfare from the first use of the tank in 1916 right through to the 21st century, adopting military, political and global perspectives. Alaric Searle explores the origins of the tank, the part it played in the First World War and its contribution to the outcome of the war. He considers its role as a tool of propaganda, the military controversies of the interwar period and the employment of armoured forces in all the major theatres in the Second World War. Since the First World War, major and medium-sized powers have invested heavily in armoured forces. Searle looks at the conduct of mechanised warfare in Korea, Indo-China and Vietnam, and during conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli Wars and the Gulf Wars. Armoured Warfare adopts a global perspective, providing the most comprehensive survey of the history of the subject currently available. With a detailed bibliography of both primary and secondary sources, it is an ideal companion for those studying armoured warfare, modern military history and war studies.
The tragedy of the Middle East had begun. This book tells the story of Israel's epic struggle to survive, through the vicissitudes, mistakes, triumphs and tragedies of four wars.
Author: Chaim Herzog
Publisher: Arms & Armour Press
Israel was born in battle. No sooner had independence been declared than seven Arab armies invaded the tiny, nascent state -- bent on its destruction. The tragedy of the Middle East had begun. This book tells the story of Israel's epic struggle to survive, through the vicissitudes, mistakes, triumphs and tragedies of four wars. It provides a blow-by-blow account of one of history's most bitter and enduring conflicts -- Arab versus Jew. As well as describing each campaign in absorbing and incisive fasion -- replete with desperate defensive actions against massive odds in isolated settlements, high-speed armored battles and breath-taking strategy, with the human elements of daring and self-sacrifice -- Herzog highlights the personal and political struggles that have determined the course of Middle East history. - Jacket flap.
The Jewish Settlements in Judea-Samaria: A Deterrent to War Far from being an
obstacle to peace, as has so often been contended in some quarters, the ...
Under the conditions of modern aerial and armoured warfare, this topographical
Author: John Norton Moore
Volume IV of The Arab-Israeli Conflict is a fundamental research tool for students of the Middle East and for those responsible for U.S. policy-making in that area. It is a successor to John Norton Moore's widely acclaimed three-volume compilation of readings and documents on international law and the Arab-Israeli conflict and to the one-volume abridged edition of that compilation, published by Princeton University Press in 1974 and 1977 respectively. Additionally, Volume IV stands on its own as a documentary history of the period from the September 1975 Sinai accords through the Shultz peace initiative and the Palestinian uprising in December 1988.
This exceptional work profiles 42 individual, low-level battles spanning eighty years of armored warfare, ranging from WWI and WWII to Korea and Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli conflicts and the recent Gulf War.
Author: George Forty
Publisher: Haynes Publications
Subtitled: From the Great War to the Gulf. This exceptional work profiles 42 individual, low-level battles spanning eighty years of armored warfare, ranging from WWI and WWII to Korea and Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli conflicts and the recent Gulf War. A comprehensive and carefully crafted account of life at the sharp end of tank warfare. Hdbd., 7 3/4"x 10 3/4", 296 pgs., 214 b&w ill., 23 maps.
Volume I: The Arab-israeli Conflicts, 1973-1989 Anthony H Cordesman, Abraham
Wagner. • Israel is also steadily increasing its number of tank transporters . It has
found them to be an important way of both increasing the speed of armored ...
Author: Anthony H Cordesman
Publisher: Westview Press
This series takes a comprehensive look at five major conflicts in the later part of the 20th century.
27 For comprehensive accounts of the Yom Kippur War , see Herzog , The Arab -
Israeli Wars , Book V , pp . 225 – 323 ; C . Herzog , The War of Atonement ,
Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1975 ; E . O ' Ballance , No Victor , No Vanquished :
Author: J. P. Harris
Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited
J.P.Harris and F.H.Toase present a documented account of armoured warfare worldwide and look towards its future. Armoured forces have played dramatic roles in the 20th century and their operations have helped shape today's world. This contemporary and wide-ranging analysis, with contributions by eight experts on military affairs, shows what a crucial role armour continues to play today.
See Israeli - Arab conflicts Arab - Israeli War ( 1973 ) . ... See also Infantry ;
specific battles , civilizations , nations , and wars Arminius , 215 Armistice ( World
War I ) , 603 Armor ; Africa , 557 ; American Civil War , 509 ; Assyrian , 147 ;
Author: John Powell
An international reference to the weapons, tactics, and strategies that have been used from earliest history to the present.
See Cordesman and Wagner , Arab - Israeli Wars , p . 57 . 58 . Adan , On the
Banks of the Suez , p . 130 . 59 . Toase , “ Israeli Experience of Armoured Warfare
, " p . 178 . By the end of the day on October 14 , with the fortunes of war clearly ...
Author: Robert Michael Citino
Publisher: Modern War Studies (Hardcover)
When Germany launched its blitzkrieg invasion of France in 1940, it forever changed the way the world waged war. Although the Wehrmacht ultimately succumbed to superior Allied firepower in a two-front war, its stunning operational achievement left a lasting impression on military commanders throughout the world, even if their own operations were rarely executed as effectively. Robert Citino analyzes military campaigns from the second half of the twentieth century to further demonstrate the difficulty of achieving decisive results at the operational level. Offering detailed operational analyses of actual campaigns, Citino describes how UN forces in Korea enjoyed technological and air superiority but found the enemy unbeatable; provides analyses of Israeli operational victories in successive wars until the Arab states finally grasped the realities of operational-level warfare in 1973; and tells how the Vietnam debacle continued to shape U.S. doctrine in surprising ways. Looking beyond major-power conflicts, he also reveals the lessons of India's blitzkrieg-like drive into Pakistan in 1971 and of the senseless bloodletting of the Iran-Iraq War. Citino especially considers the evolution of U.S. doctrine and assesses the success of Desert Storm in dismantling an entrenched defending force with virtually no friendly casualties. He also provides one of the first scholarly analyses of Operation Iraqi Freedom, showing that its plan was curiously divorced from the realities of military history, grounded instead on nebulous theories about expected enemy behavior. Throughout Citino points to the importance of mobility—especially mobilized armor—in modern operational warfare and assesses the respective roles of firepower, training, doctrine, and command and control mechanisms. Brimming with new insights, Citino's study shows why technical superiority is no guarantee of victory and why a thorough grounding in the history of past campaigns is essential to anyone who wishes to understand modern warfare. Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm provides that grounding as it addresses the future of operational-level warfare in the post-9/11 era.