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The perfect companion for all military history enthusiasts is: THE ROMA VICTRIX WINE BEAKERCalix Imperium, Roma Victrix Pewter wine beaker

Simon Dunstan does a superb job of telling the story of the conflict between Israel and the two nations of Jordan and Syria. As with all books in this series, there is a background to the situation as well as the various plans of the antagonists. We then get to look at the people commanding the troops and how well prepared (or not) their forces were. Then the book divides itself into telling two different stories of the war. One is of the West Bank against the Jordanians. This includes the battles for and around Jerusalem with many individual tales of heroism and bravery.

The other concentrates on the Golan Heights and the fight against Syria. Both of these areas of battle were hard fought, but in the end the Jordanian and Syrian forces broke into a fast retreat.The book finishes with the aftermath of the war and what few places are available for history buffs to visit.

All of this is superbly illustrated by Peter Dennis who does some great art work and, I assume, does the maps and 3D battlefield illustrations as well. There are the usual great selection of period photos of the war and those who fought in it.
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on 12 October 2010
The 6 days war saw some confusing action in the west bank and around Jerusalem, with the Israeli army approaching from different directions and the Arab Legion attacking and withdrawing at the same time.

I found the books without graphic are sometimes hard to follow and decided to buy a more visual account of events.

The drawings in this book provide an excellent account of the action and a very accurate description of the landscape in which the battles took place.

I would regard this book as a companion rather than a unique source of the conflict.
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on 17 March 2013
The six day war - from the Jordan and Syrian theatre - would recommend reading the Sinia book first as this one follows on so to speak - but another excellent read in the high standard of Osprey military books.
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