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Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army: War Minister Gen. Mohamed Fawzi's Memoirs, 1967-1971
Volume: 2 Issue: 11
Seth J. Frantzman, PhD
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
p>On June 6 1967, Egyptian forces received orders from Abdel Hakim Amer to withdraw from Sinai. Amer was the head of the armed forces and a close colleague of Egypt’s President Gamal Abdel Nasser. The day before, Israel had launched a surprise attack on Egypt and Syria, with the intention of using surprise to overturn the Arab countries’ military might. But the Israelis never counted on the delusion, corruption, and incompetence that shot through the Egyptian ranks as the battle unfolded.<...
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