Yom Kippur War 1973 – Sinai Front DOCUMENTARY

Peace in the Middle East would not last in
the aftermath of Israel’s decisive victory in 1967, and the continued hostilities would
lead to the Yom Kippur War of 1973, a conflict which would have global implications for decades
to come. Welcome to our first video on the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, and the Sinai clash
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Israeli forces began to construct fortifications along the Suez Canal in order to protect Sinai.
Known as the Bar-Lev Line, it stretched around 100 miles from the Gulf of Suez in the south,
to the Mediterranean in the north. Along the Line were 30 strategically placed strong points,
known as Maozim, each screened by a sandbank several metres high. To the east of the canal,
two roads – the ‘artillery road’ and the ‘lateral road’ – permitted easy transport
of forces throughout the front. The Egyptians responded to this construction
by launching sustained artillery strikes on the new Israeli positions, and sending commando
raids into Israel, beginning the so-called ‘War of Attrition’. Israel responded with
its own commando operations and an airborne offensive directed at the Egyptian air defence
system, an assault designed to pressure Egypt into accepting a ceasefire.
President Nasser realised the threat of Israeli air superiority had to be solved, and flew
to Moscow to obtain more advanced SA-2 and SA-3 surface-to-air missiles, technicians
and combat pilots from the Soviets. August 7th 1970 saw a six-month ceasefire brokered
by the US, preserving the status quo in the region. The War of Attrition had drained Israeli
morale, and proved that the Israeli airforce could be countered. Nasser wouldn’t live
to see the results, as he died on September 28th 1970 and was succeeded by Anwar Sadat. Sadat signed a 15-year treaty of friendship
with the Soviets, and tried to make peace with Israel, asking them to redeploy the IDF
32 kilometres east of the Suez canal, beyond the strategic passes. The Israelis refused
and Sadat settled on a war as the only option left by May 1971. Though the Soviets continued
to ship armaments to Egypt, including numerous ‘Scud’ missiles, the hesitance of Brezhnev
to support Egypt, and relatively warmer relations between the USSR and US in this period, resulted
in the eventual expulsion of Soviet personnel from Egypt by mid 1972.
Sadat then turned to Syria’s President, Hafez al-Assad, and persuaded him that the
lands lost in 1967 should be returned. Pledges of financial aid from oil-rich Saudi Arabia
and Qatar were secured, along with promises of troops and aircraft from the Saudis, Algeria,
Libya, Morocco, Sudan and Iraq, though most of these contingents wouldn’t arrive in
time. Sadat was realistic and knew that his army
wouldn’t be able to utterly defeat the IDF in the field, and so wanted a limited war
instead. He and his allies would launch a surprise attack across the Suez Canal and
Golan Heights, break Israel’s myth of invincibility, and use diplomatic pressure to secure a favourable
peace. The Yom Kippur War was preceded by events
on each front which adversely affected Israeli perceptions of the military situation. On
September 7th 1973, Syrian fighters were scrambled to intercept an Israeli reconnaissance aircraft,
and a battle developed 200 kilometres northwest of Israel over the Mediterranean. The dogfight,
which resulted in 13 downed Syrian planes and no Israeli aircraft, allowed the Syrians
to concentrate its forces on the Golan Heights without suspicion – they appeared to just
be showing force after the aerial skirmish. In the south, Egyptian armies concentrated
their forces along the Suez Canal under the cover of a training exercise. The image of
normalcy was also maintained in an attempt to deceive the IDF. Soldiers walked along
the canal without wearing helmets, they continued to fish in the canal, and false criticisms
of Egyptian-used Soviet equipment were planted in Cairo newspapers.
Nevertheless, IDF observation still noticed unusual amounts of military activity in the
area. When this situation was discussed by Israeli high command on September 30th, intelligence
chief, Major General Eli Zeira, assured the government that the probability of war was
low. After details of the Egyptian offensive – known as Operation Badr – were received
at 0400 hours on the morning of October 6th, preparations began for mobilisation, but it
was far too late. Just before 2PM on Yom Kippur – the holiest
day in Judaism’s calendar – more than 200 Egyptian aircraft flew low over the Suez canals,
launching strikes on Israeli Hawk surface-to-air missile batteries, airfields, command posts
and other infrastructure in Sinai. The attacks were successful, but Egypt lost 40 aircraft
to air combat and ground fire. At the same time, two Tu-16 bombers flew over the Mediterranean
and launched AS-5 Kelt missiles at Tel-Aviv to show the Israelis any attempt that strategic
bombing would be met in kind. In Sinai, 14 more Tupolev bombers successfully
attacked targets in the Sinai desert. The bombardment on land began at the same time
as over 2,000 artillery pieces, including howitzers, heavy mortars, and even Katyusha
rocket launchers, began to hammer the Bar-Lev line, supplemented by specially placed tanks
atop the sand ramparts. During the first minute of Operation Badr, it’s estimated that around
10,500 shells hit the first line of Israeli defence. Shortly after the bombardment began, specialised
Egyptian tank-hunter squadrons, armed with RPGs and Malyutka anti-tank missiles, crossed
the Suez canal and occupied ambush positions at pre-planned Israeli tank emplacements.
Behind them were two Egyptians armies – the Second was in the north commanded by Major
General Ma’amon, and the Third was to the south, led by Major General Wasel. Together
they were composed of five infantry, two armoured and three mechanised divisions, along with
a number of independent brigades. The infantry formations especially possessed units with
massive quantities of anti-tank weaponry, designed to counter Israeli armour-heavy assaults.
Assaults across the entire front began in waves at 2:40PM, and the engineering corps
breached the high sandbanks by utilising high pressure water hoses. At the same time, deployment
of Soviet-made folding bridges began in order to facilitate the crossing of Egyptian armour
and artillery. Over the coming days, Israeli airforce jets would be bogged down constantly
attacking these bridges, suffering massive losses from the Egyptian air defence umbrella
in the process. In essence, the Israelis’ greatest weapon was made virtually useless.
The waves of infantry pushed several kilometres inland and established a defensive front,
while specially trained units dealt with the Maozim strong points, which were gradually
captured or surrendered. Along almost the entire line, IDF armoured columns instinctively
rushed to the front in order to relieve the strong points, but were badly mauled and repulsed
by the aforementioned anti-tank squadrons lurking in ambush. Israeli headquarters was in utter confusion
at the startling Egyptian success and, by dawn, faced tens of thousands of enemy soldiers,
hundreds of tanks and vast quantities of both land and anti-aircraft artillery batteries,
as well as SAM sites on the eastern bank. On the 8th, an armoured IDF counterattack
by two tank divisions was launched under Major Generals Avraham Adan and Ariel Sharon, but
was again repulsed with devastating losses at the hands of artillery fire and anti-tank
infantry. Although fierce fighting continued after the
assault, the IDF managed to stabilise the Sinai front by October 9th, with Ariel Sharon’s
armoured division intelligently maneuvering and destroying 50 Egyptian tanks a day later.
Sadat’s armies had achieved their limited objective and had repulsed an Israeli counterattack
with massive losses, but pressure on the similarly active Syrian front on the Golan Heights necessitated
a further Egyptian offensive to relieve it, as Israel had concentrated its forces there.
The IDF high command had been paralysed with indecision before this point, but knowledge
of this upcoming Egyptian attack made the course of action very clear – block it, crush
it and counterattack. On October 14th, hundreds of heavy guns opened up along the Artillery
Road, while fighter-bombers attacked Israeli ground targets in preparation for the attack. In the northern sector, the Egyptian 18th
infantry division and a brigade of T62 tanks attacked from El Qantara to Rumali. Here,
Adan’s division threw the Egyptians back to their origin point, destroying at least
50 tanks. In the centre, Ariel Sharon’s division bore the brunt of 21st Armoured Division’s
assault leading from Ismailia [isma’ilia], which met similar punishment to its northern
counterpart. In this fighting, the 14th armoured brigade destroyed 93 tanks of the Egyptian
first armoured brigade, essentially destroying it as a fighting unit.
South of Sharon, an Egyptian armoured thrust by the fourth armoured division and third
armoured brigade was aimed at the Gidi and Mitla passes, only to be turned back at the
cost of 60 tanks, and was almost totally annihilated by the IAF. The Egyptians were advancing and
lost their anti-air umbrella, leaving them dangerously vulnerable to air attack.
Further south, an Egyptian task force consisting of an infantry and tank brigade attacked towards
Ras Sudar along the Gulf of Suez, but was repulsed with ease by Major General Yeshaya
Gavish. The attacks turned into a massive armoured battle. In just two hours, the catastrophic
Egyptian offensive had been decisively defeated. Of the 400 tanks committed to it, 260 had
been destroyed and the way was clear for a massive Israeli counterattack. They had lost
just 20 vehicles. The tide of the war had shifted, and the Egyptians were hemmed back
into their beachheads. The Israelis now favoured the idea of crossing
the Suez Canal and forcing Egypt into a ceasefire, something which was made increasingly plausible
because of US aid in the form of Operation Nickel Grass. A broadly outlined plan named
‘Stonehearted Man’, or ‘Operation Gazelle’, had been drawn up before the war for this
very scenario. After it was tuned for the situation, it called for laying two bridges
across the canal near Fort Matsmed – a location which was in a mile-wide gap between the Egyptian
Second and Third Armies. When this was done and the Israelis had crossed, they should
capture a fifty-mile wide area between Mount Ataka and the outskirts of Ismailia, before
preparing a thrust on Cairo. The operation’s main thrust would be conducted
by the maverick tank commander Ariel Sharon’s 143rd division which, at 1600 hours on the
15th of October, began its attack. Tuvia Raviv’s 600th reserve armoured brigade was sent on
a frontal, diversionary assault along the Tasa-Ismailia road, while Amnon Reshef’s
14th brigade approached the Tirtur-Lexicon crossroad. From this point, sections of his
force began experiencing fire at the hands of stubborn Egyptian defenders, who were stalwartly
entrenched at an agricultural facility known as the Chinese Farm, just north of the planned
corridor to the canal. Israeli armoured columns, attacking from the
front, flanks and rear, managed to briefly clear the Akavish road, allowing a parachute
brigade, commanded by Colonel Dani Matt, and some bridging equipment to get through, but
stubborn enemy resistance soon closed the road behind Reshef’s unit. The secondary
Tirtur road remained totally blocked by Egyptian defenders, and Israeli logistics began to
have problems. As a brutal, confused night engagement began at the Chinese Farm, Ariel
Sharon ordered his parachutists to cross the channel in boats, which they did by 2:40AM
on the 16th, having been delayed by logistical gridlock on the only open road. By 8am, Matt’s bridgehead stretched 3 miles
north of the Great Bitter Lake, catching some Egyptians on the other bank by surprise and
securing some more canal crossings in the process. This assisted in ferrying more tanks
over to the bridgehead, with which the Israeli spearhead began to launch raids west to destroy
Egyptian SAM sites and punch holes into the enemy’s air-defence web.
Egypt’s high command was not overly concerned about the crossing, but ordered a counterattack
to snap the IDF corridor shut nonetheless. It would be conducted in the north by the
21st armoured division, attacking from the Chinese Farm, and in the south by the 25th
armoured brigade, moving up the lake shore. So, on the morning of October 17th, Egypt’s
pincer was launched, but the Israelis already knew they were coming.
In the north, three concentrated IDF armoured brigades blunted and smashed the Egyptian
attackers, who withdrew after suffering heavy casualties. Near the Great Bitter Lake, Colonel
Reshef’s armour managed to ambush and encircle the Egyptian 25th, pushing it against the
water before annihilating it with intense artillery and tank fire. By 5:30PM the same
day, 85 of 96 enemy T-62s had been destroyed and the counterattack repelled. By the 19th
of October, even the battle at Chinese Farm had come to an end when Reshef attacked the
exhausted defenders, conclusively pushing them north after heroic resistance. Across the Suez, additional bridges were slowly
brought to bear as the hours passed, including a monstrous prefabricated roller-bridge, which
had been painstakingly towed from miles away by more than a dozen tanks. This increase
in crossing points allowed multiple armoured brigades to more efficiently reinforce the
bridgehead – known now as the ‘agricultural buffer’ due to the farms and irrigation
canals in the area. Israeli armour also began to mass for a breakout – Egypt’s high command
had decisively underestimated the so-called ‘television operation’ that crossing the
canal represented – it was instead a serious strategic threat.
At dawn on October 18th, three IDF brigades under Major General Ariel Sharon, Brigadier
General Kalman Magen and Major General Avraham Adan burst out of the bridgehead from all
angles, pushing northwest, west and south respectively. By the point in the war, IAF
jets were increasingly launching lethal support missions as the Egyptian SAM sites were hunted
by ground troops in the desert. While Sharon’s northern thrust up the Sweetwater
Canal towards Ismailia was slow going and met with dogged resistance, the forces under
Adan and Magen smashed through hostile lines with relative ease. By midday on October 21st,
Egypt’s Third Army in the southern sector was cut off from its rear lines.
The great powers were now beginning to take note, and neither the Soviets nor the Americans
wanted a major war to break out. Secretary of State Henry Kissenger and Soviet Premier
Leonid Brezhnev eventually reached ceasefire terms under UN Security Council Resolution
338, which was set to go into effect at 6PM on the 22nd. Hostilities came to a halt in
the north relatively smoothly, with Sharon capturing a series of bridges on the Ismailia-Suez
road before it did. In the south however, it took until the 25th for a solid peace to
be achieved, by which time Adan had reached the Port of Suez. While the war’s hostilities
officially came to an end, skirmishes continued unofficially for months. Though final military victory had gone to
Israel, its government and population were shocked by early Egyptian successes. The so-called
‘Agranat Commission’, an Israeli governmental body appointed to discover the failures which
led to these defeats, eventually led to the end of multiple political careers, including
that of Moshe Dayan and Golda Meir, in addition to many more military figures. To the Egyptians,
Anwar Sadat had gained a famous victory rather than a defeat, and his armed forces could
hold their heads high in the knowledge that their crossing of the canal on Yom Kippur
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  2. I wanna know, how come Egypt could get the whole Sinai again, if they lost yum kippur in the military aspects?

  3. I usually love the videos but this sounded a bit biased towards Israel with the way the narrative was set up. Just my 2 cents.

  4. There are several mistake in the video but I'll only mention 2.
    1 Israel's PM ,Golda Meir, accepted Egypt peace terms and passed her approval to the US. Kissinger (at that time US National Security advisor) didn't pass the Israerli answer to Egypt.
    These was revealed from classified documents that were declassified a few years ago.
    2 Sharon's thrust to the North was stopped by command from above. Sharon was a right wing Likud party member and the Left wing goverment didn't want Sharon to have any succsses in his section.
    Only a few days ago I was in a lecture about it . A soldier from Sharon's force told us he heard himself a conversation between Defense minister ,Dayan, and Sharon.
    Sharon pleaded that he will be given an order to go North with 60 new tanks he has. (Tanks that "didn't shoot 1 round") and Dayan told him he will stay foot – "Not even 1 meter!"

  5. Edit: Kings and Generals make a video or series of videos on the American interventions of Latin America and the Caribbean islands, following the Spanish-American War, which are known as "Banana Wars." The US withdrew from Latin America in 1934, ending the "Banana Wars" due to the Great Depression and armed resistance.

  6. So glad I didn't subscribe earlier
    Stick to history and leave politics aside; keep doing ancient battles, since you can't put an unbiased bullshit-free piece together on modern history apparently

  7. Ironically, this conflict gave enough political clout to Anwar Sadat to do the unthinkable and recognize Israel as a nation, in exchange with the Israelis giving up the Sinai Peninsula and establishing long lasting peace several year later. Sadat was, unfortunately, assassinated before seeing the fruits of his efforts.

  8. Israel is strong nation if your going to bring war you better come correct. Still better to have peace in the middle East then war it is better for all to have peace

  9. Let me get this straight, Egypt and the rest of the Arab countries were given there independence from the British and French, defeating the Ottoman Empire. But the Arab countries can't give Israel the same? For a long time I was wondering which side was correct. After seeing that none of the Arab countries didn't do squat for there own independence, yet want to attack Israel since 1948? This is SELFISH AND IRRESPONSIBLE. It's nice to be it when Karma hits people in the face. I don't want to hear jack from any Arabs. I thought that Islam is supposed to be loving and peaceful. Don't give me crap that it's Muslim Holy Lands either. Because you certainly don't have a problem with taking it from someone else. So let's stop with this Allah crap. You want it for one reason, GREED. It's got nothing to do with Muslim Holy lands.

  10. 1- The Israelis established Napalm tubes entrenched in the canal, to turn it to black hell within minutes, Egyptian frogmen had to disable it before crossing.

    2- The Egyptians claim they lost 4 aircrafts in the initial air-strike, while the Israelis claim they downed 19. I don't know what is his reference when said Egypt lost 40 aircrafts.

    3- Yes the USA launched a massive airlift for Israel, but he omitted that on the other hand the Soviet Union launched it's own airlift as well for both Egypt and Syria. The difference was, the USA was supporting Israel as a real valuable ally, while the Soviet Union was not enthusiastic of supporting 2 non-communist countries.

    4- The video claims the Egyptian third army was besieged on the 21st of October, which is not true. It was on the 24th of October after 2 unraveled cease fires.

    5-Adan Never entered port Suez as implied in the video, actually he tried to capture it twice on 23rd and 26th but failed enduring heavy losses.

    Overall, yes Israel achieved a military victory, although paid a dear cost of their blood but ultimately managed to deal with a surprise attack on 2 fronts showing us a brilliant reverse of the war events. On the other hand Egypt secured a huge political win, putting Israel on the verge of collapse and urging her to ask for American help.

    The Egyptian army proved it deserves respect, and they are no longer the punks of 1967, they negotiated with the Israelis as equals (for first time).

  11. I love it when Arabs talk shit, pick fights and then get beat the fuck down. They're like the hyper-macho bully at school getting the snot kicked out of them by the kid who's dad paid for awesome karate lessons.

  12. The Yom kippur war was a defeat for the Arabs but the heroism desplayed by Arab Soilders and the loses the Israelis suffered showed the world that The Israeli Occupation Army can be beaten. I wish Egypt hadn't surrendered to Israel and became An Israeli puppet state like it did in real life

  13. As a muslim we must appreciate the tactics of israel they out did the arabs even outnumbered and they won now once you accept that we can move onto what were the reasons the manoeuvres the Israelis performed one must study the enemy and also study its own capabilities and than move onto over coming the enemy alot of evaluation must be done learn about your enemy so you can one day over come them

  14. Now let's mention a few facts, one Suez was never seized by Israel at any point, not in 67 or 73, you couldn't take a single city as part of your counter-attack that was fully supported by US military air bridge to make up for your endless loses. Golda had to call Nexon crying over the phone before the annihilation of Israel as your ppl saw it. a counter attack crossing canal and not being able to capture a single city is no victory, you surrounded the third army and your forces surrounding them were also surrounded and no logistical aid was going to make it your extended lines never mind Egyptian troops already crossed canal and destroyed all Israeli defenses using water pressure, not atomic bomb as your fake military leaders claimed as part of your never-ending propaganda. Again you wouldn't give an inch out of Sinai for 6 years you built settlements lost thousands of troops and destroyed equipment resulting in giving up Sinai. Complete withdraw was in 79 as every war follows cease-fire. Our troops were already in Siani and your defenses already destroyed and we know Israelite troops can only fight behind a shield or a defensive wall from Roman times. Moving on this was the biggest military loss in your short modern history and biggest land loss. Speaking of benefits of treaty 2 billion dollars annual military aid to Egypt since 1980 making its 10th largest military in the world and big enough to always pose an endless threat to Israel. 2500 troops for a nation os Israel size is a disaster. Never mind Israel late loses in every encounter with Palestinians and south Lebanon unless if you consider bombing vehicles by drones is a military accomplishment. Egypt has over 40K troops in siani as we speak to fight the few 100 ISIS rates hiding in caves. Good excuse to keep our troops there and very well played, to say the least :). So, in summary, we get 2 billion annually in aid, we have enough time to rebuild and we got our troops in Sinai…Teran and aqb by international law is international water. Suez canal you pass you pay like everyone else so not sure where you came up with Israel passes for free.

    now talking about Israel supporting ethiopeia..yes they would and they would have a lot to lose. Gives Egypt a reason to lead again the resistance front against Israel and you have no idea what that means…ask your parents what it was like to be in a hostile state with a country like Egypt vs fighting unarmed civilians resisting your tanks and military with knives. Completely different ball game. Ethiopians will be liberated from their ruling minority who are nothing but thugs and raciest against their countrymen. Ethiopia has no cost or port for a reason.,.. the reason is Egypt made sure they won't supporting Somalia and Eritrea throughout history. Won't be tough to bring them back on board while our air force and missile system does the rest. It does not war against Ethiopians it will be to liberate Ethiopians. Israel won't be able to handle loses for the sack of ethiopea…a good example of how they treat flasha there as third-class citizens and the recent riots in Israel is a piece of great evidence. ..Finally, I would like to humbly add… kosm mamtek

  15. It's funny how Egypt was from the Third world countries during the cold war (Countries that decided not to help the Communists nor Capitalists but just be neutral with both) then eventually signs a 15 year Friendship treaty with the USSR.

  16. 1973 was the last chance to defeat the zionist demon. After that their military strength grew exponentially. Only Jesus Christ can destroy them now in the apocalypse

  17. Just curious where you get your facts on the topic ? Authors ? Specific media or both parties and third party ? From what I have noticed your content is great and graphics are epicly marvelous but facts and figures conveniently tend to favor one party. Is it biased representation or something else ?

  18. So many important war details are missing!

    for example:

    Pre-war, King of Jordan! He told Golda Meir that the Egyptians would attack and she did not believe them.

    Golda generals told her to raise a reserve, and that didn't happen either.

  19. Moral of the story with all the conflicts between Israel and its neighbors: when the Jews are tired of being kicked around, they kick back hard…so hard that in doing so they accidentally lost their steel toe boots up their enemies ass :3

  20. "We have offered them (the Arabs) a sensible way for so many years. But no, they wanted to fight. Fine! We gave them technology, the latest, the kind even Vietnam didn't have. They had double superiority in tanks and aircraft, triple in artillery, and in air defense and anti-tank weapons they had absolute supremacy. And what? Once again they were beaten. Once again they scrammed [sic]. Once again they screamed for us to come save them. Sadat woke me up in the middle of the night twice over the phone, "Save me!" He demanded to send Soviet troops, and immediately!"
    Leonid Brezhnev, 4 November 1973

  21. Fool's paradise is the apt term for Egypt's imaginary victory in the Yom Kippur war. This is the exact mentality Pakistan's army replicates today in their skirmishes with the Indian Army

  22. Step 1: Egypt learns from their mistakes in previous wars, and starts smashing Israel.
    Step 2: Egypt launces an attack, but gets repulsed by… basically Israeli plot armour.
    Step 3: Wait how the hell is Israel winning this?
    Step 4: Israel isn't using better tactics here how the hell are they winning this are they just of a stupidly better quality or something?

  23. Yes they picked Yom Kippur to attack. A high Holy day when no Israelis work, no buses, limited movement. Israel has been ready since then for a repeat attack on Yom Kippur.

  24. The Egyptian army attacking Israel during the Jewish Yom Kippur holiday was a great surprised. The Israeli spy agency the mossad failed to warned about the Egyptian attacked. Israel armored tanks and vehicles led the future prime minister Ariel Sharon had stop the Egyptian attacked in the Sinai Peninsula. The Egyptian army T62 Soviet tank were very inferior compared to Israeli USA and UK tanks.

  25. You never hear " the egyptians knew, the syrians knew"…. you always hear " the isreali's knew" . this show how intelligence plays a key factor in modern warfare.

  26. Israel was forced to cease-fire, especially after Egypt agreed to US terms, what hastened their agreement was imminent Soviet intervention on behalf of Egypt, mobilization of arab states and the US unwillingness to come to their aid if they prolong their arbitrariness to repeated UN calls for a ceasefire.

  27. You fuckin liar.I'm Egyptian and in six hours we got half Sinai. Israel sucked and still sucks fucker. And Egypt won the war liar.

  28. Do​ the​ Ayutthaya​-Taungoo famous​ elephant​ duel​ please.​ so​ that​ people​ can​ know​ that​ there's​ something​ like​ this​ ever​ happened​ in​ history​ before​ ( i​ don't​ know​ that​ are​ there​ Cathage or​ India​ ever​ do​​ this​ before​ but​ you​ know​ the​ Asia​ country​ need​ to​ be​ more​ attention​ ​)​

  29. I love the new graphics for all military units and the 3/4 arial view. They really add to making already great videos even greater! Looking forward to seeing more of these for (ancient) historical battles as well 🙂

  30. So let me get this right … the Egyptians and Syrians bouth atacked at the same time …got destroyed in the process . Egypt was invaded and they still think they won ? :)))))))))))

  31. The below documentary though lengthy; gives another take on the conflict. In the end, the Egyptions did get Sinai back (through negotiations) which is what they wanted out of the war from the start.


  32. Imagine if Syria could understand what Egypt gained with the peace treaty, it's like North Korea understanding the success of South Korea. Stubborn fools…

  33. The part that shocks me isn't the war, it's the fact Egypt with a straight face was able to make their public believe this was a victory.

    Seriously? lol

  34. a very well made video but I have some remarks 1) The video did not mention the Mansoura Air Battle in which the IDF tried and failed to establish air superiority by seizing the opportunity of the puncture in the Egyptian Air defense 2) The video overlooked the fact the Sharon's armored division failed to take out Suze before a ragtag force of civilians and militia resistance which cost him severe causalities on top of those his division suffered while crossing to Western bank of Sinai. This resulted in court martialing Sharon. 3) the rolling bridge that the Israelis used in the crossing was destroyed by artillery which made the IDF tanks trapped and unable to conduct an attack due to lack of supplies. 4) Finally calling it an Israeli victory does not match with the consequences. Egypt regained control of Sinai and IDF has lost significant resources and prestige in the war.

  35. Sadat was a fucking idiot. Both commanders of the 2nd and 3rd armies argued strongly against attacking Israeli positions outside the umbrella, knowing they be crushed against the IDF in the desert with no air and artillery support, and that they would do Syria no good.The plan was always to capture a part of Sinai, hold it under support, and negotiate on your on terms.

    Even when they the Israelis crossed the canal, his commanders advised him to pull the 3rd Army west to avoid imminent encirclement and to support the batteries_they were at a disadvantage staying there. Again he refused, throwing a tantrum and saying there would be retreat!

    After the war he became a celebrity figure and painted himself as a military genius; he took all the credit and villainized or banished those who opposed his military decisions.
    It's sad so many people had to die because of his stubbornness…

  36. I'm Egyptian and i want to say let's forget war and work for peace . I am meeting a lot of Israeli tourists in Charm Elsheikh and they are so friendly and peaceful

  37. Lebanese fucked up Israelis pretty bad and took back their lands with no peace deal, just a ceasefire. 2006 saw the time when a small commando guerilla force made huge Israeli Tank graveyards rendering Israeli skill, air supremacy and technology useless through sheer bravery.

  38. Not everyone in Egypt believed that Anwar Sadat won the war since he was assassinated for what they deemed as a humiliating peace with Israel.

    Similarly Sadat's motivations for entering the war were not so cut and dry to seek peace. Soviet archives suggest that Anwar Sadat was extremely war hungry and had unrealistic expectations of the war until it was already certain that the third army was encircled; for example, his discussion with Syria indicated that he would continue an offensive after they had captured the Golan which they failed to do (that's not to take away from his monumental future efforts to make peace with Israel).

  39. Israelis: "we were caught by surprise in a two front war against overwhelmingly superior numbers… And we took a whole week to annihilate half their army and threaten their capital… Shameful defeat."
    Egyptians: "We lost almost our whole army, catastrophically failed at our strategic objectives and was saved by the bell from unconditional surrender… Hey, I call this a win!"
    Okay, I really don't get the logic, if someone does please explain… I'm simply shocked by the ratios of forces, the results of the battles and what deal they settled on after the war.

  40. If the Russians fighting in ww1 had the same mentality as the egyptians in this war, there wouldn't have been no revolution and then a place for Russian claims in the Dardanelles

  41. the UZI gun is the primary weapon for the Israeli soldiers but became so obsolete that they managed to replaced it with the TAVOR rifle which is handful, comfortable to carry by shoulder level and effective for mid-range combat to long-range combat

  42. The quality of wepons and training , tecnology so far for israel more than for Egypt
    just having defensive wepons against very strong israeli air forces supported
    from U.S.A

  43. Israël was defeted so badly in 6 hour ,lost 260 tanks and so much men and aircraft ,egypt lost only 300 solder ,then sadat the 'major in the 50 th in the army' decide to lose the war by making the stupidest order in military history ,development of the attack

  44. Yeah catch us with our pants down and unprepared and then be proud of invading an undefended defense line at the day when we all fast and also at the middle of the night, honestly i don't see any reason for egyptians to be proud of that war in fact its one of their biggest embarrasments in history probably.

  45. In fact, I can summarize the battle in very few words or a single sentence .

    The Egyptians succeeded in crossing the Suez Canal and advancing 5-10 km after they concentrated 600 thousand soldiers alonge with thousands of tanks, alonge with artillery pieces and hundreds of bombers and fighter combat aircrafts on a front extended less than 200 km against 2800 Israeli chimpanzee supported by a tank battalion only and what the Egyptians managed to achieve in repelling counter-attacks the second phases was attributed to the to many factors largely to the stupidity and stubbornness of the military leadership of the zionist entity first was the intelligence failures , In addition to the magnitude of the targets they wanted to achieve very early on employing a limited forces not exceeding 3 not fully deployed brigades do not fit the size of the task in addition to their extreme caution for losing casualties at a time when their most critical and effective firepower (aviation, artillery, air force) dispersed between two fronts. Nevertheless, this limited and advancement of Egyptians with a depth of 5 kilometers was offset by the progress of the Chimpanzees with a depth of more than 50 in different directions and they could have changed the course of the war beyond what they achieved in 1967. e.g the destruction of the Third Army, which was very easy task especially after conquering the administrative rear area of the third army the task on the eastern bank will be very easy after that the zionest entity army could have turned to concentrate his ground , air, and naval firepower assets to clear the remaining of the air defense wall which providing air defence umbrella covering the second army deployments in the east bank of the canal in the Sinai peninsula and geographically deployed northward the gap the zionist entity managed to exploite and expanding their military presence through it and Contrary to what the Egyptians say that the reserves of the Egyptian forces on the West Bank of the canal were capable to deal with the gap I think the Zionist armoured and mechanized divisions was superior in fighting the armor and aviation duels and had good combat experience alonge with sufficient numbers of weapons to destroy the egyptian counter-attacks I agree the zionist entity managed to take advantages during the egyptians development of the attack allowing them to destroy the reserves of the Egyptian forces in better conditions with very few losses , after reducing the working areas of the egyptian air defence network the egyptians high command will be forced to push their entire air force along most of their remaining human reserves to protect this defensive line in order to prevent the zionset entity armed forces from cutting the second army and destroying his rear area of operation and then move to crush the second army on the east bank , where egyptians will be forced to fight this battle in open territories or flat terrains on the west bank of the canal where the chimpanzees will employ their superiority in armor, mechanized infantry and air support to its limits, noting that the Zionist entity lost most of their tanks to anti-armor projectiles, especially anti-armor-guided missiles ATGM and not to Egyptian armored formations.. the egyptian Air Force will not be a much of problem but they will benefit in part from the cover provided by the remaining components of the air defense network egyptian that are still outside the reach of the firepower coverage provided by the ground forces of the artillery , MLRS , tanks , along with the guided anti tank missiles Installed on the jeeps which still can be used in fast night raids , although the zionist entity airforce was suffering from the same weak points that the ground Weaknesses suffered by the ground forces for several reasons, some of which can be summarized by : the early depletion of their front line combat aircrafts and pilots after their bloody colliding with air defense networks established by the Miserable Bolsheviks on thesouthern fronts in egypt and northern front in syria , wher the miserable bolsheviks helped the syrian to operating those air defence systems during the war . beside the zionist entity had to distribute their combat kaskus force and efforts simultaneously between two fronts where is combat Kaskus assets considered limited in numbers before the war when we compare it to the sum of the two countries Egypt and Syria kaskus powers . I think Contrary to what the Egyptians believe that the chimpanzees were deterred after the Mansouriya kaskus battle , the reality that chimpanzees was very sensitive to suffer more losses in these critical circumstances , especially as their main battle was with the egyptian air defense umbrella deployed on the western bank of the canal to protect the movements of their ground forces during the offensive and defensive phases of the operation , while the performance of the egyptian fighter planes outside the coverage of their air defense umbrella can be described a Modest . All this simple introduction after I exclusion the geostrategic implication of this conflict especially the political and diplomatic side of the general scene, which was controlling and managing the phases and chapters of those days to multiply the losses of the Zionist entity , while inflicting total Defeats on egypt in that war would have meant at least : 1-the overthrow of Sadat regime . 2- the red army taking control over all egypte territories which will be fallen of Egypt into the bosom of the Miserable Bolshevik Union and this explain why the D Americans insisted on supplying the third egyptian army which his forces even on the west bank of the canal which should have been in much better situations suffered also from a severe shortage of food and water, not to mention ammunition, weapons, and other combat equipments …..
    this again after excluding the peace treaty along with the desperate recognition of the existence of the zionist entity that the chimpanzees were panting after it for a long time . that allowed them to dismantle the southern front which led to freeing in total tens of thousands of soldiers along with the financial allocations funding the Southern Front all those resources redirected and used to support and develop the economic sectors ….

  46. I am a big fan of your channel, however, this episode is full of inaccuracies.
    First, Major General Saad Alshazly (the master mind of the whole war and the supreme commander of the whole Egyptian army until he was sacked by Alsadaat) was not mentioned even once.
    Second, there is a weird tendency to highlight the operations in a manipulative way (for example, The losses of the Israeli side were described as huge but without a single number, while on the Egyptian side, every single loss was counted accurately.
    Aarel Sharon himself lost 170 tanks out of 300 in his first counter attack only, and he lost up to 250 during the whole operations.
    The IAF lost 1/4 of its planes during the first 3 days of the operation, and 1/3 of tanks were lost during the first 3 days.
    The situation was reversed only by the miserable mistakes made by Sadaat himself (against the orders of Alshazely), and the American support of state of the art weapons.

  47. The Egyptians think they won?? Its a bit like Vietnam then Except Egypt got completely steamrolled instead of running away

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