This book recounts my personal experiences as a supply battalion physician during that time. It describes my personal experiences, struggles, fears and challenges. One of the most important lessons I learned was that war is both ugly and challenging and boasts no glory. My experience firmly convinced me that war should be avoided at all costs and should be the option of last resort. Yet, in the end, it is manifestly and sadly true that, when the survival of a nation is at stake, war may be the only choice.
I want to dedicate this book to the soldiers of my battalion who stuck it out during this horrific war. They overcame the many difficulties we faced and performed their mission, despite constant danger, as they heroically conquered their fears and anxieties. Some of them paid the ultimate price to do that. May their memories be blessed.
Enclosed are pictures taken before and during the Yom Kippur War showing events described in the book.
A column of Israeli tanks and an Israeli jet during the Yom Kippur War
Evacuation of wounded Israeli soldiers during the Yom Kippur War
The medical team of the supply battalion of the Steel Formations division during the Yom Kippur War ( From left: Ehud, Dr Brook, Avner, Yossi, and Zvika)
Graduation of IDF medical officers course, 1971.
The supply battalion of the "Steel Formation" division in action refueling trucks in Sinai during the 1973 Yom Kippur War
Convoy of Israeli tank transporter and supply trucks in Sinai during the Yom Kippur War
Israeli armor personal carrier carrying supplies in Sinai during the Yom Kippur War
Israeli troops convoys during the Yom Kippur War
An Israeli officer praying during the Yom Kippur War
An Israeli military cemetery for soldiers who died during the Yom Kippur War