- ISBN/SKU: 9781591140153
- Binding: Hardcover
- Number of Pages: 224
- Subject: History
- Date Available: November 2010
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Flotilla 13 is the elite naval commando unit of the Israeli Defense Forces that specializes in maritime-related combat and counter-terrorist missions. To maintain secrecy, few of its missions have, until now, been made public. With this book, the unit's commander, Rear Adm. Ze'ev Almog, unveils the amazing story of Flotilla 13. For the first time he offers details of many of the unit's operations during the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War (1968–1973), including the raids on the Adabiya coastal post and the Green Island fortress that resulted in heavy casualties to the enemy and a strategic change in Israel's combat arena. He candidly discusses his unit's despair following failed operations prior to this period and describes how Flotilla 13 was transformed into a unit of high morale and performance. First published in Hebrew in 2007, this revealing account of what went on is now available in English.
Rear Adm. Ze'ev Almog, born in Tel Aviv, served in the Israeli navy for 33 years, participating in five wars and hundreds of combat operations and rising through the ranks to become commander in chief of the Israeli navy in 1979. He is now retired. Among his many awards is the Legion of Merit, presented in 1981 by U.S. Secretary of Defense.