Accession Number:

ADA443516

Title:

To Defend the Temple: Innovation in the Israeli Defense Force

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The sight of burned and blackened figures stumbling or crawling from the ruins of their homes and workplaces evokes nightmarish memories of another era, one in which a previous generation of Jews was murdered and then immolated by their enemies. Some of the wounded, eyes melted from their sockets from the blinding light and heat of nuclear fire, are led by fellow victims whose skin has been ripped from their bodies by the intense heat and blast of the fireball. One shambling creature, just recently a pretty young mother, carries a sodden lump of flesh that had been a child unlucky enough to be in its crib near a large picture window when the sky became filled with the light of a thousand suns and then a thousand pieces of flying glass. These victims and dozens like them-without arms, without eyes, with untreatable burns, and radioactive death in their cells- slowly and agonizingly join other walking corpses in a macabre evacuation out of the remnants of Tel Aviv and toward the waiting desert.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE