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Remagen 1945: endgame against the Third Reich

Книга Osprey crusade №175. Remagen 1945 Osprey crusade №175. Remagen 1945 Книги Исторические Автор: S. J. Zaloga Формат: pdf Издат. :Osprey Страниц: ninety eight Размер: fifty four Mb ISBN: 084603 018 five Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Сериявоенных книгCampaign от Osprey.

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A breakdown of disengagement . . 28 It seemed inconceivable that the Arabs’ situation could have grown bleaker—and yet it did. The ruling regime in Iraq, whose relations with Egypt had hardly been cordial, fell violently in February 1963, when its leaders were shot by radicals of the Ba‘th (Renaissance) party. Talk of a tripartite union— Egypt, Syria, and Iraq—resulted in the drafting of a joint constitution, but little else. A bloodbath ensued as Nasserist sympathizers were purged from the Iraqi army and then, as a result of an abortive coup in July, from the Syrian army as well.

The latter, armed with an improved 105-mm gun, provided the “mailed fist” that would break through Arab lines and secure an early victory before Israel’s vulnerable cities could be devastated. The air force was also geared to delivering a “knock-out punch” to Egypt, with the understanding that with Egypt neutralized, other Arab armies would crumble. But the IDF was more than a mere fighting force; it was an ethos. ”), and social responsibility. With women required to serve eighteen months of regular duty, and men at least two years, followed by weeks of annual reserve training through age fifty-two, Israeli civilians were more like permanent soldiers on temporary leave.

The context of inter-Arab and Great Power rivalry, of Israeli fears and bravado, and of abiding bitterness on both sides, had coalesced. If a new status quo had been created, it was one of inherent instability, a situation so combustible that the slightest spark could ignite it. Cold Wars/Hot Wars The 1956 war, strangely, had benefited both sides. Buoyed by Egyptian propaganda, Nasser claimed political and military victory in the war; that he had single-handedly defeated the imperialists, and mobilized world opinion against Israel, which had not dared take on Egypt alone.

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