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Transcript of The Wars
By Jesse Hibbs, Nathaniel Loman, Nicole Janes, Victoria Power and Trevor Bessette
The Suez Crisis
October/ Yom Kippur War
Israel's territory and
confidence gains from the
previous 1967 war
The Six-Day War (June 1967)
-A preemptive strike against the Arabs starting with the bombing and strafing of Egyptian airfields.
-Israel believed that it was only a matter of time before the three Arab states coordinated a massive attack on Israel
June the 5th
- Act of Rebellion/Independence
Other Arab nations contributed weapons in support of the Arab coalition
June the 6th
June 8th, the whole west bank is now under Israeli control
June 9th and 10th
-The Israelis are engaged in an uphill battle with the Syrian army in the Golan heights.
-After a day of fierce fighting on the 9th the Israelis are expecting another round but find that the Syrians had pulled out in chaos. A cease-fire is put into effect at 18:30.
-Israeli forces reach the Suez canal
-Old Jerusalem is captured
-Israel withdrew from Suez Canal and
gave back territorial gains in Syria
-Led to new relationships with world nations - Camp David Accords
Course of War
Saturday October 6th 1973 - Egypt and Syria launches a surprise attack on Israel during Yom Kippur
For the early part of the war, Syrian and Egyptian forces quickly gained land.
Syria - Golan Heights
Egypt - Sinai
Course of War
Israel fought back and regained their land PLUS land in Syria and Egypt on October 10th-15th
Fighting continued until a ceasefire on October 25th was forced by the United Nations along with pressure from the United States and Soviet Union
Victory and Defeat for Israel
- Although a cease-fire was proclaimed, Israel had the upper hand in the end.
-They suffered a loss as their "invincible" image was destroyed
The Suez Crisis was a military conflict between ( France, Britain & Israel ) and Egypt. It began July 26, 1956 and ended March 7, 1957
In 1952, a charismatic colonel by the name of Gamal Abdel Nasser, assisted in the removal of the Egyptian King Farouk from power.
Four years later Nasser became Egypt's second president
In 1956, Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal, and in doing so sparks the Suez Crisis
Britain reacts with war....
After WW2, oil became a necessity for navies & industrial economies
France also reacts with war...
Much like Britain, the Suez Canal played a crucial role in Frances trade