Saturday, October 06, 2007

The Crossing of the Suez Canal by Lt General Sa'd al Shazily

(THE COMPLETE EPISODES # 1 - 43 SERIALIZED & PUBLISHED BY THE EGYPTIAN CHRONICLES ) .

In 1973 the Bar-Lev line looked so steadfast that Moshe Dayan, then minister of defense, claimed that it “would take the American and Soviet engineer corps together to break through it But on 6 October 1973, it took the Egyptian military only a few hours to break through and overrun the “in-destructible” line.

In the end, the line that had stood up to two years of Egyptian artillery-fire throughout the war of attrition, succumbed to water. British-made high-pressure water cannons used the water of the Suez Canal to dissolve the hardened sand and melt the formidable artificial landscape into pools of mud.

Two days later, 8 October 1973, brought the most bitter defeat in IDF history, when waves of bewildered Israeli soldiers in an armored counter-offensive broke against a dug-in Egyptian army equipped with previously unknown personal anti-tank missiles. That day, Moshe Dayan proclaimed. That day, Moshe Dayan proclaimed that the “Third Temple was falling”.

To view the episodes (from 1- 43) click on the Fihris below:


http://egyptianchronicles.freewebsitehosting.com/CrossingFihris.html

2 comments:

Lalique said...

hi there from Belgium nice to be here

kisses

Kim said...

Hi Lalique,

Nice to have you here.

I loved the pictures on yr blog. Looks like u had loads of fun at Disneyland.

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