By Howard Blum
On October 6, 1973вЂ”Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendarвЂ”the Arab global introduced a daring and ingeniously conceived shock assault opposed to Israel. After 3 days of extreme, bloody strive against, an unprepared Israel was once battling for survival, whereas the Arabs, with enormous forces remaining in at the Jewish heartland, have been poised to redeem the consideration misplaced in 3 prior wars.
Based on declassified Israeli executive records and revealing interviews with squaddies, generals, and intelligence operatives on each side of the clash, The Eve of Destruction weaves a suspenseful, eye-opening tale of battle, politics, and deception. It additionally tells the relocating human story of the lads and ladies who fought to keep up love and honor as their lives and destinies have been swept up within the Yom Kippur battle.
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It wasn’t that long ago that the two of them, full of wine and mischief, had spent the night on the beach at Caesarea entwined with two El Al stewardesses, the The Eve of Destruction 29 cool waves lapping them like another set of tongues. And there was the evening in the Sinai, not that long ago either if his memory wasn’t playing tricks, when, with the turret of their tanks wide open to the desert stars, they made the best they could of the conﬁned space below with two energetic young female lieutenants.
Even one as brilliant as this one. When Yanosh heard a commotion, an excited building rumble of voices coming from the path by the house, he knew with sly certainty that he had guessed right. In his mind he could already see Nati’s father, the old Palmachnik full of weary resignation as he went off to one last hopeless battle, heading to the veranda to make an embarrassed announcement to the guests. But Yanosh was wrong. When he turned toward the buzz of noise, in its midst was not Friedman, but another old soldier.
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