In crossing the Suez Canal, the 421st brigade changed not just the course of the war, but possibly even the face of the Middle East

It was a turning point which changed not only Israel, but the Middle East as well. Those who lived through it, like the men of the 421st Armored Brigade, have gone on to raise beautiful families and have successful careers, in Israel and around the world. But they will forever share an unbreakable bond forged in that bloody October of 1973.

It began with one of the most traumatic events in Israel’s history – a surprise attack by Egypt and Syria on the afternoon of October 6, 1973 – The Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

For Amnon Amikam, who fought as a company commander in the war, the memories, even after 50 years, “are very strong.”... Read More: i24