The Battle for Degania

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The Battle for Degania

The Syrian attack on Degania A and Degania B began at dawn of 20 May 1948. The main objectives of the Syrian advance were the Jordan river bridges north of Degania A. After shelling the center of kibbutz by mortars and tank guns which continued even during the fights. An integrated Syrian force comprised of tanks, armored cars and infantry attacked the defense position at the outer perimeter of Degania A. They forced the defenders, 70 in number, out of their positions and into the communication trenches. Some of the Syrian tanks and armored vehicles were able to advance close to and eventually penetrate the kibbutz fence. But they were stopped by 20 mm cannons, Piat antitank shells and Molotov cocktails. One Renault 35 tank which penetrated into the kibbutz was attacked by Molotov cocktails and hand grenades . It remains in the kibbutz till today as a monument.
http://www1.idf.il/DOVER/site/mainpage.asp?sl=EN&id=5&from=history&docid=15639&Pos=8&bScope=false

Any more detailed reporting of this clash on the net?

Like for e.g. I wonder what the "20 mm cannons" were? And what tanks and armoured cars the Syrians had?

Projectile Infantry Anti-Tank "PIAT"
http://www.bayonetstrength.150m.com/Weapons/infantryantitank/infantry_anti_tank_weapons.htm

Saludos Amigos
Zapata
 
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Generic telling of Zapata that he's a mong post.
 
#3
He dont half post some shite! Who the feck is intrested? Who cares? Go join a knitting club
 
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Zapata_rides! said:
The Battle for Degania

The Syrian attack on Degania A and Degania B began at dawn of 20 May 1948. The main objectives of the Syrian advance were the Jordan river bridges north of Degania A. After shelling the center of kibbutz by mortars and tank guns which continued even during the fights. An integrated Syrian force comprised of tanks, armored cars and infantry attacked the defense position at the outer perimeter of Degania A. They forced the defenders, 70 in number, out of their positions and into the communication trenches. Some of the Syrian tanks and armored vehicles were able to advance close to and eventually penetrate the kibbutz fence. But they were stopped by 20 mm cannons, Piat antitank shells and Molotov cocktails. One Renault 35 tank which penetrated into the kibbutz was attacked by Molotov cocktails and hand grenades . It remains in the kibbutz till today as a monument.
http://www1.idf.il/DOVER/site/mainpage.asp?sl=EN&id=5&from=history&docid=15639&Pos=8&bScope=false

Any more detailed reporting of this clash on the net?

Like for e.g. I wonder what the "20 mm cannons" were? And what tanks and armoured cars the Syrians had?

Projectile Infantry Anti-Tank "PIAT"
http://www.bayonetstrength.150m.com/Weapons/infantryantitank/infantry_anti_tank_weapons.htm

Saludos Amigos
Zapata
That would be this tank then
Now stop being a mong and try using Goggle to search for your answers (Hint, try typing in "Battle for Degania")
 
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