The Israel Film Service Collection

Steel Men

27 Minutes, 1969
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Directed by: Unknown
Production:Shmuel Altman
Original Music: Yair Aloni, Haim Avish
Narrator: Yair Aloni
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

The film Steel Men, which was produced by the Israeli Film Service, describes the conquest of northern Samaria and the Golan Heights during the SixDay War. Announcer, Yair Aloni, recounts how the Israeli armored forces according to the plan of Northern Command General David Elazar, began occupying the Jenin area, Nablus, and the Jordan Valley to purify the artillery space that endangers the north of the country. During the campaign, the only armored battle between the IDF and the Jordanian army took place in the Dotan Valley, during which a small armored force encountered a difficult battle with significant casualties against the Jordanian Armored Brigade. Despite the many landings and casualties, the IDF force managed to repel the Jordanian forces, occupy the Nablus area, Take control of the Jordan Valley and conquer the Golan Heights. In sixty hours of incessant fighting, the Israeli Armored Brigade succeeded in destroying 2 Jordanian brigades and hit fifty out of one hundred and twenty Patton tanks in which it fought.

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