Al-Ahram Weekly Online   9 - 15 October 2008
Issue No. 917
Focus
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Along the once impenetrable Bar Lev Line of Israel, Egypt's flag was planted on Sinai soil 35 years ago to mark the country's historic military victory. The 1973 war of 6 October had the double accomplishment of vanquishing the demons that had haunted Egypt in the wake of the 1967 debacle and preparing the groundwork for a peace treaty Cairo forged with Tel Aviv from a position of power and pride.
'We shall not lose'
To mark the 35th anniversary of the October War Galal Nassar reviews its conduct and strategic objectives
In our pocket
Below, some of the commanders and men of the October War recall the heady days of heroism and sacrifice, as well as the expert planning and plain dedicated hard work, without which October '73 would have been impossible
They said about October
Below, some of the commanders and men of the October War recall the heady days of heroism and sacrifice, as well as the expert planning and plain dedicated hard work, without which October '73 would have been impossible
Dambusters on the Bar Lev Line
Below, some of the commanders and men of the October War recall the heady days of heroism and sacrifice, as well as the expert planning and plain dedicated hard work, without which October '73 would have been impossible
Victory or death
Below, some of the commanders and men of the October War recall the heady days of heroism and sacrifice, as well as the expert planning and plain dedicated hard work, without which October '73 would have been impossible
Armed and dangerous
Military might has been both the guiding principle and the practical policy of Zionist plans for the creation of Israel, writes Galal Nassar

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