Introduction - overview / Origins, recruitment & training - place in Israeli culture / Doctrine - borrowed ideas, development through experience - strategic role & tactical employment - impact throughout the IDF / Campaign history: 1956 Sinai War - 1967 Six-Day War - 1973 Yom Kippur War / Special operations: the War of Attrition - Entebbe - Operation 'Litani' / Lebanon, 1982-2000 & 2006 -present / The intifadas / Select Bibliography
The history, uniforms and equipment of this elite arm of the IDF from its formation to the present day.
David Campbell has worked as a freelance news media producer and content specialist for many years, including roles at IBM, the BBC, various internet consultancies and the civil service. He has a broad range of interests in literature and history, including the Middle Ages, the Napoleonic era, naval warfare and the genesis of the 'military revolution'. He lives in Southsea, UK. Peter Dennis was inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn, leading him to study Illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.