• Short Summary

    AN ARMOURED WARFARE EXPERT, WHO FOILED THE SOVIET-STYLE DEFENCE TACTICS IN A LIGHTNING ASSAULT IN THE JUNE 1976 ARAB ISRAELI WAR, TOOK OVER ON FRIDAY (31 DECEMBER) AS ISRAEL'S TOP MILITARY COMMANDER--AND ISSUED AN IMMEDIATE CALL TO THE ARABS TO MAKE PEACE.

  • Description

    AN ARMOURED WARFARE EXPERT, WHO FOILED THE SOVIET-STYLE DEFENCE TACTICS IN A LIGHTNING ASSAULT IN THE JUNE 1976 ARAB ISRAELI WAR, TOOK OVER ON FRIDAY (31 DECEMBER) AS ISRAEL'S TOP MILITARY COMMANDER--AND ISSUED AN IMMEDIATE CALL TO THE ARABS TO MAKE PEACE.

    YUGOSLAV-BORN LIEUTENANT-GENERAL DAVID (DADO) ELAZAR, 46 SUCCEEDED LIEUTENANT-GENERAL HAIM BAR LEV AS CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ISRAELI DEFENCE FORCES. A SPECIAL CEREMONY WAS HELLO IN PREMIER GOLDA MEIR'S OFFICE ATTENDED BY THE ENTIRE ISRAELI CABINET AND THE GENERAL STAFF
    IN AN ORDER OF THE DAY IMMEDIATELY AFTER HIS INSTALLATION, GENERAL ELAZAR--WHO UNTIL FRIDAY WAS DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF-TOLD HIS TROOPS "WE WANT PEACE, BUT THE CHOICE BETWEEN PEACE AND WAR IS NOT IN OUR HANDS.."
    SYNOPSIS: THE ENTIRE ISRAELI CABINET AND GENERAL STAFF ASSEMBLED IN PREMIER GOLDA MEIR'S JERUSALEM OFFICE ON FRIDAY FOR A SPECIAL CEREMONY INSTALLING A NEW TOP MILITARY COMMANDER.

    MRS MEIR MADE A SHORT SPEECH TO THE OUTGOING CHIEF OF STAFF, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL HAIM BAR LEV. GENERAL BAR LEV HELD HIS POST FOR FOUR YEARS DURING WHICH HE MAD TO COPE WITH THE FIGHTING ALONG THE SUEZ CANAL. A LINE OF ISRAELI FORTIFICATIONS ALONG THE WATERWAY BUILT UNDER HIS COMMAND WAS NAMED AFTER MIN. HE IS EXPECTED TO ENTER TIME CABINET LATER THIS YEAR--OBSERVERS ARE SPECULATING THAT ME WILL PROBABLY TAKE A POST AS MINISTER OF DEVELOPMENT.

    LIEUTENANT-GENERAL DAVID ELAZAR, AN EXPERT IN ARMOURED WARFARE, SUCCEEDED GENERAL BAR LEV AS ISRAEL'S TOP MILITARY COMMANDER. GENERAL ELAZAR, WHO WAS FORMERLY DEPUTY CHIEF-OF-STAFF, AND GAINED INTERNATIONAL REPUTE FOR HIS LIGHTNING ASSAULTS ON THE SOVIET-STYLE SYRIAN DEFENCE FORCES DURING THE JUNE 1967 ARAB-ISRAELI WAR.

    DAVID ELAZAR WAS BORN IN YUGOSLAVIA AND WENT TO WHAT WAS THEN PALESTINE IN 1940. AS A YOUNG OFFICER DURING THE ISRAELI WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE HE WAS WOUNDED IN THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM HE BECAME CONVINCED OF THE POWER OF ARMOUR DURING THE SINAI CAMPAIGN OF 1956, AND FIVE YEARS LATER WAS NAMED COMMANDER OF THE ARMOURED CORPS.

    DEFENCE MINISTER GENERAL MOSHE DAYAN WAS LATER TO EMPHASISE THAT THE MAIN TASK OF THE NEW CHIEF-OF-STAFF WOULD BE TO WIN A WAR IF EGYPT RENEWED HOSTILITIES BUT EVEN THEN, HE ADDED, HIS COAL SHOULD BE TO PAVE THE WAY TO AGREEMENT AND PEACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2MNIV5AQQXM8IP2ZMEN3LOS73
    Media URN:
    VLVA2MNIV5AQQXM8IP2ZMEN3LOS73
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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