By Jeremy Bowen
After the nation of Israel emerged from conflict in 1948, each side knew extra battles have been coming. In June 1967, years of slow-burning rigidity exploded. In six striking days, Israel destroyed the militia of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. yet faraway from bringing peace, as many Israelis was hoping, their gorgeous victory changed into a curse.
From the preliminary conflict order issued to the Israeli air strength on Monday June five, 1967 to the ultimate ceasefire at the night of Saturday the tenth, the Six-Day struggle was once a riveting human drama. development on his first-hand adventure of the quarter after his 5 years because the BBC's center East Correspondent, in addition to broad unique learn, Jeremy Bowen provides a compelling new background of the clash. Six Days recreates day-to-day, hour via hour, the bullying and brinckmanship that led 4 countries to conflict, interweaving stories of opponents from either side in a continuing narrative.
A rigorous and unique piece of contemporary historical past is as vibrant as fiction, Six Days not just sheds new mild on one of many key conflicts of the 20 th century, it explains a lot in regards to the heart East and the issues the zone nonetheless faces today.