Israeli Air Force Operations in the 1948 War

Israeli Winter Offensive Operation Horev 22 December 1948-7 January 1949

Shlomo Aloni

Operation HOREV - the Israeli offensive from December 1948 until January 1949 - practically ended Israel's War for Independence, with an Israeli victory that forced Egypt to seek ceasefire and to negotiate a settlement. From HOREV Day 1 on 23 December 1948 until HOREV Day 16 on 7 January 1949, this title presents Israeli Air Force missions during O
Date Published :
November 2015
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Series :
Middle East@War
Illustration :
c 150 color and b/w photos, color profiles, maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781910294116
Pages : 72
Dimensions : 11.5 X 8.25 inches
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$29.95

Overview
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Operation HOREV – the Israeli winter offensive from December 1948 until January 1949 – practically ended Israel’s War for Independence (also known as the 1948 Arab-Israeli War), with an Israeli victory that forced Egypt to seek ceasefire and to negotiate a settlement with the fledgling nation. From HOREV Day 1 on 23 December 1948 until HOREV Day 16 on 7 January 1949, this title presents Israeli Air Force missions during Operation HOREV in heretofore unseen depth and detail.

This title chronicles Israeli Air Force sorties during Operation HOREV; from Austers and Pipers to C-46s and C-47s; from Messerschmitts, Spitfires and P-51s to Beaufighters and B-17s; Israel Air Force operations are detailed spanning the timeline of the conflict down to every unearthed sortie in depth, and shown in a way that Israeli Air Force operations during Operation HOREV had never been presented before. This level of detail has been made possible by extensive use of contemporary documentation. The detailed text is supported by numerous photographs and color profiles.

Middle East@War - following on from our highly successful Africa@War series, Middle East@War replicates the same format - concise, incisive text, rare images and high quality color artwork providing fresh accounts of both well-known and more esoteric aspects of conflict in this part of the world since 1945.

REVIEWS
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"Aloni’s absorbing account sports dozens of rare aircraft photos. Tom Cooper’s typically terrific color profiles offer plenty of model project possibilities. And maps graphically chronicle combat... boasts enormous amounts of fascinating facts – and delectable details. Going forward, however, Helion might consider referencing, say, Tom Cooper’s outstanding “Africa@War” studies as templates for future entries. Roundly recommended!"

- Cybermodeler

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