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Middle E. War / Sinai Front / Israel #467584

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 09, 1973
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(Studio) Egyptian navy loses 3 small ships to Israel. Fighting along Suez Canal between Egyptians and Israelis intense Israelis admit abandoning impt. defense post, Bar-Lev line. Reenforcements stream into Sinai.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Sinai desert) Troops ready for battle along Suez. Israeli claims re: Egyptian advances outlined. Egyptian claims reviewed. Troops react to fighting.
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) Israelis make no claims of rapid victory.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israel apparently knew Mideast conflict imminent, but pol. move to halt Arab attack failed. Israel held back mobilization to keep Egypt and Syria from having reason to strike, but once mobilization started Israel at little disadvantage.
REPORTER: David Burrington

Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John

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