The Battle for Jerusalem: June 5-7,1967...

Enhanced by fascinating photographs and an epilogue tracing the subsequent lives and military careers of the key participants, Rabinovich's gripping narrative brings the reader to the scene of this brilliant military victory and emotional reunion of a people with their sacred city.

Preface to the 20th Anniversary Edition Five days before the Six Day War, I arrived in Jerusalem as a reporter for an American newspaper to cover the brewing crisis. After witness-ing the two days of fighting in Jerusalem from behind the Israeli lines, I spent the next two years interviewing 300 persons in an attempt to understand what I had seen. The first edition of this book was based almost entirely on those interviews. This revised edition adds what I believe is an illuminating dimension of high politics and strategic consid-erations to that close- up account. This aspect was obtained from mem-oirs written by most of the principals involved, from King Hussein to Moshe Dayan; by articles written over the years on the subject; and by personal interviews. Of the paratroop brigade, which bore the brunt of the fighting, I in-terviewed 125 officers and men, a task that took me to 35 kibbutzim as well as to cities and villages around the country. Many of the reservists were farmers, and I would sometimes be led to my quarry by the sound of a tractor in a field. A number of participants walked over their part of the battlefield with me. The shock of battle had distorted the memory of some of the partici-pants. On occasion they remembered things that never happened, and they were frequently blank about things that did. Time was often tele-scoped. Whenever conflicting or otherwise uncertain testimony was encountered, I attempted to trace other men from the platoon or squad involved until I could obtain an overlapping account. I have reluctantly omitted some vivid recollections that could not be   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x

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Front MatterTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PageContentsIllustrationsForewordPreface to the 20th Anniversary EditionCrisisPreparationWaitingCountdownMondayCounterattackArmored AttackTwilightZero HourAmmunition HillBreakthroughLostThe MuseumLink-upJewish JerusalemAbu TorMopping UpTrappedThe Temple MountThe Jericho RoadTracingsBibliographyIndex
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