The Lion's Gate

The Lion's Gate

On the Front Lines of the Six-Day War

Book - 2014
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Presents a narrative account of the Six Day War that draws on extensive interviews to examine how the outnumbered and under-equipped Israeli army defended against attacks to seize the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula.
Publisher: New York : Sentinel, c2014
ISBN: 9781595230911
1595230912
Characteristics: xii, 430 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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SEBoiko
Nov 18, 2014

...., Jeremiah 1; out of the north, an evil comes.

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SEBoiko
Nov 18, 2014

In war soldiers perform feats of valor of which they never, before they do them, believed themselves capable.

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SEBoiko
Nov 18, 2014

The Arab intellectual is the loneliest man on earth, for he is trapped in the void between reason and faith.

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SEBoiko
Nov 18, 2014

To the Arab; honor is all.

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SEBoiko
Nov 08, 2014

We looked death in the eye, but death did not look away. He took as many of us as he wanted.

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SEBoiko
Oct 16, 2014

I would rather have to rein in the over eager warhorse than to prod the reluctant mule.

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SEBoiko
Oct 16, 2014

The IDF and IAF have been built upon the principles of speed, aggression, and audacity.

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SEBoiko
Oct 16, 2014

This will be a war of extermination and momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongol massacres and the Crusades.

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thepudman
Aug 27, 2015

An excellent story that uses little snippets of events from different persons' points of view. Educational and lets the reader know how hard the Israelis had to fight. Includes perspectives from Generals to Privates. Highly recommended.

DoryAbelman Aug 05, 2015

Truly an excellent read. This book tells the story of the Six Day War, and partially also of the '48 War of Independence and '56 Suez War, in much detail from different points of view - all in first person tense from people on the front or leading the action. This makes for an exhilarating, interesting, inspiring, exciting, and emotionally powerful read that is hard to put down. The reader feels as they are with "A" company of Battalion 71 as they enter the old city of Jerusalem, a fighter pilot in Operation Moked as they fly over the Delta, and a tank commander pursuing El Arish through the Jiradi Pass. A reader will also learn much about the history of Israel, the country's culture, and international politics.

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SEBoiko
Nov 08, 2014

A nation is born in blood and purchases with blood its right to stand in the ranks with other nations.

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