M. Evans and Company, 1969, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Surrounded on all borders but its western coastline by hostile and aggressive neighbours, the state of Israel resembles the walled city of the Middle Ages. But its walls are not stone and mortar, they are flesh and blood-they are the soldiers, both men and women-the airmen, the intelligence, the tankscorpsmen and the paratroops. These young people-from the old ghettos of Europe, from the cities of North Africa and Asia, native-born Sabras-are the protecting wall that keeps Israel free. The Walls of Israel is Jean Larteguy's fascinating 1968 study of the Israeli armed forces. Talking with them, living with them, joining in their operations (he was taken along on a night time ambush set up to catch Syrian infiltrators), Larteguy got to know the Israeli soldier as few could. From this book, wide ranging and filled with lively anecdotes, emerges a picture of an army, tough and determined, yet intelligent and realistic enough to foresee a long and dangerous road ahead before a peace is won. Forward by Moshe Dayan. 240 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Military; United States; Military & Warfare; Inventory No: 259261.