By George W. Gawrych
[Includes five figures and 21 maps]
Situated among the Suez Canal and Israel and marked by means of the tough setting of the significant Sinai lies Abu Ageila, an unprepossessing region of low ridges and hills in which passes the best-surfaced street within the peninsula. due to its position at the important path, on the subject of the Israeli-Egyptian border, Abu Ageila turned the main to the Sinai within the Arab-Israeli wars of 1956 and 1967. The fight for this barren land in wars presents an epic tale of conflict and divulges the impression of expertise at the education for and behavior of war.
In either the 1956 and 1967 wars, Abu Ageila was once the most gateway to the Sinai for the Israel safety Forces. but, as Dr. George W. Gawrych demonstrates, there have been marked modifications among Egyptian and Israeli battle plans, arrangements, operations, and leads to the 2 battles for the realm. In 1956, Israel carried the weight of a constricting alliance with Britain and France and confronted different large army difficulties. the outcome was once that Israel fought a tough and dear conflict for Abu Ageila. against this, in 1967, the Israel security Forces built a super operational plan and accomplished powerful unit command and keep watch over and attained a decisive victory.
Based on vast study, together with own interviews with Israeli commanders and briefings through Egyptian army historians, Key to the Sinai is a crisp conflict narrative of wilderness conflict and a scientific old research of 2 armies confronting the altering phrases of conflict. scholars of AirLand conflict doctrine will locate examining this study Survey a stimulus to assembly the demanding situations of contemporary battle.