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  • Golani
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    Originally posted by lirelou View Post
    I recall my Command and General Staff college instructor in 1976 commenting that the 1973 War was a clash between a Soviet equipped Egyptian Army using British tactics, a Western (largely US) equipped Israeli Army using Soviet tactics. This individual was a Jewish Foreign Area Officer who had done two tours in the USSR, and he pointed out that many of the founders of Israel's Army were in fact Soviet Army veterans. Something that was a great surprise to the class, who had always presumed that the Egyptians would follow Soviet doctrine, and the Israelis Western military doctrine.

    No surprise, then, that it is remembered in Israel.
    I'd be glad to hear the explanations, this is a first for me and you can't say the topic is strange to me.

    The Egyptians weren't only Soviet equipped but also had a strong presence of Soviets "consultants" a large some of them operated their AA system and flew their planes on attack missions.
    I'm also not very knowledgeable of Soviet doctrine but some of the things the Egyptians did seemed like they were stright out of their text books (for instance bypassing the Suez canal outposts).

    As for the IDF- some of it's first members were in fact in the Red Army regulars or partisans (or U.S, ANZAC and so on), most however served in the British military and these were those who were chosen to be the backbone of the IDF, they based our entire doctrine on the British army (so much that some of the basic text books we use today are nothing but a translation of British doctrine books), this lasted mostly unchanged until the 80's when we started adopting large chunks of the American doctrine.

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  • lirelou
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    I recall my Command and General Staff college instructor in 1976 commenting that the 1973 War was a clash between a Soviet equipped Egyptian Army using British tactics, a Western (largely US) equipped Israeli Army using Soviet tactics. This individual was a Jewish Foreign Area Officer who had done two tours in the USSR, and he pointed out that many of the founders of Israel's Army were in fact Soviet Army veterans. Something that was a great surprise to the class, who had always presumed that the Egyptians would follow Soviet doctrine, and the Israelis Western military doctrine.

    No surprise, then, that it is remembered in Israel.

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  • ShAA
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    Originally posted by Golani View Post
    Right, now they've finalised the decision and started the construction.

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  • Dashy
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    Those bloody communists, I say we bomb them all.

    Red Commie scum.

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  • Golani
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    Posted it like 6 months ago:
    http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...d.php?t=106546

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  • Israel to erect monument to Red Army defeat of Nazi Germany

    Israel to erect monument to Red Army defeat of Nazi Germany

    A monument commemorating the Red Army's victory over fascism will appear in the Israeli city of Netanya.

    A scale model has just been unveiled at Moscow's Second World War Museum. It was designed by Russian artists following an initiative by the leaders of both countries.

    The monument will be the first in Israel to be dedicated to Soviet forces. Work on it has already begun on the Mediterranean coast. It will be finished next year.
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