Osprey Men-at-Arms 128 : Arab Armies of the Middle East Wars 1948-1973
The modern wars of the Middle East began in 1947, when the Syrians, Egyptians, Jordanians and Lebanese were unofficially at war with the Jewish settlers of Palestine. The Arab invasion of Israel began on 15 May 1948, the day after Israel was declared a sovereign state. During the period between 1948 and 1973 five wars have occurred. These wars were in 1948; the Sinai War; the Six-Day War; the 1968-1970 War of Attrition and the 1973 October War. This book examines the organization, training and equipment of the key Arab armies during these conflicts and the variety of uniforms are illustrated by a number of contemporary photographs and full colour artwork. Text by John Laffin with illustrations by Mike Chappell.
- A Study in Martial Development
- The Egyptian Experience
- The Great Crossing
- Syrians on the Heights
- The Hard-Hitting Jordanians
- The Plates