20th Century Battlefields (2007): S01E06 – 1973 Middle East


Peter Snow tells the stories of major battles of the 20th Century in the big picture, while his son, Dan, explores the details.

Outline Series 01, Episode 06

Covers the Yom Kippur War from start to finish concentrating on both the Syrian and Egyptian fronts.

It also briefly covers the six day war of 1967, in which Israel launched a preemptive strike against Syria, Jordan and Egypt.

Does not cover one engagement primarily, other than a slight focus on the Battle of Chinese Farm near the Suez Canal.

The Palestinian struggle for statehood is heavily emphasised.

The episode is filmed in the Negev Desert in Southern Israel, since neither Egypt nor Syria gave permission to film in their countries.

Dan Snow learns how to operate an anti-tank missile.

20th Century Battlefields Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Director: Paul McGuigan.
  • Producers: Danielle Peck amd Ben Lawrie.
  • Production: BBC.
  • Distributor: BBC.
  • Released Date: 09 July 2007 (UK).
  • Running time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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