TITLE

Breaching the Bar-Lev Line

AUTHOR(S)
Kopets, Keith F.
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Oct2003, Vol. 129 Issue 10, p92
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In the October War 30 years ago, Israel was fighting "the war before" while Egypt was fighting a combined-arms "war-after-next." Egyptian forces breached the Bar-Lev Line, once thought an impenetrable 110-mile barrier along the Suez Canal, Egypt. The Egyptian attack across the Suez Canal was a three-day virtuoso performance in combined arms. The Suez Canal offered a natural water obstacle. Israel spent more than $40 million reinforcing its defenses on the canal, constructing a series of fortifications along the east bank. Completed in March 1969, the Bar-Lev Line took its name from Chaim Bar-Lev, who served as the Israeli Defense Force Chief of Staff from 1968-71. INSET: Untitled.
ACCESSION #
11049169

 

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