Theo (Dov) Golan
In April 1967 I was appointed Commanding Medical Officer of the Northern Command, a period well etched in my memory, both because of the Six Day Battles and because of the subsequent upheavals, on the brink of another era.
When I come to recall events from the six days of the battles, I find that there is no good way to start things in the battles themselves, but in the words of the days of preparation.
What began with brilliant mental planning, and found its way at the end of six days to the victory albums - went through a war, and the transition from power to action required quite a bit of improvisation and took a heavy toll on human life.
In the months leading up to the outbreak of the war, security tensions at the borders increased
The country, first mostly on the border with Egypt, and then with all the other countries
An evening that surrounds Israel. The steps taken by Egypt following the evacuation of the UN force
Which was stationed on the Israel-Egypt border, led by the massive movement of Egyptian forces
To the border, as well as the takeover of Tiran Egypt, all of these were responded to by Israel with reinforcements
The array of reserve forces and briefing the residents on civilian alert procedures.
In 1966, as a divisional physician of a reserve division, I was offered command of
Field 282 Hospital belongs to Division 84 of the Southern Command, and to replace Dr. Moshe Lancet, who was on the verge of retiring from the reserve service. I was then a doctor for the internship period and a former infantry officer during the War of Independence. At the beginning
1967 I was officially appointed to the position.
Upon completion of my duties as the Divisional Medical Officer of the 7th Brigade, I was appointed a Divisional Medical Officer in the 84th Armored Division, in an emergency position. The division conducted training in the Beer Sheva area a few months before the outbreak of the Six Day War,
When it was already clear that the threats of the Egyptian ruler 'Abd al-Nasser to close the Egyptian tyrant before the voyage to Eilat were about to be realized, and that the closure of the Egyptians and his demand
Excluding the UN peacekeepers from Rafah will not be accepted by Israel and will cause
Great tension in the area. The support of the Red Army, and the agreement between Egypt and Syria, to which
Jordan joined in late May, bringing to a sense that war is inevitable.
The history of air evacuation in the Air Force began in the days of the Holy War (1956), then
The first organized evacuations were carried out, both on Dakota transport aircraft.
And in civilian aircraft. Wounded in the war, from the area in Sinai and especially from the transit area
The suspension in the western Sinai Peninsula was flown to the Tel Nof Air Force Base
(BH 8) and from there by ambulance to Kaplan Hospital near the base or to my home
Other patients in the center of the country. Doctors and paramedics from the Corps Air Evacuation Class
The air, under the command of Dr. David Danon, accompanied the wounded from the collection point to
To the hospital. The Six Day War marked a turning point in organizational perception and model
The medical treatment of the evacuation in Heath.
Tom Hallel - Huller
Parachuted Field Air Force 309 was established in 1965 as a General Staff unit,
At the initiative of Major Dr. Dan Michaeli, who was also the hospital's first commander,
And later Chief Medical Officer. The unit was designed to fulfill a need that had not existed until then
Providing primary medical-surgical assistance to IDF units beyond enemy lines, by
Arriving at the area of operation by parachute or hits.
The story of Dr. King in the Six Day War is set to begin in 1965,
With the establishment of the 55th Brigade, the new paratroop brigade under the command of Mordechai (Mota)
The late Gur, who was then in the rank of Colonel. As part of the establishment of the brigade, a company was also formed
Divisional Medicine (FAH), and my grandfather was appointed commander of the company. In the spirit of the times
And the motivation, with the exception of one soldier, none of the brigade soldiers requested release for a reason
About two months before the outbreak of the war, an Independence Day parade was held in Jerusalem. commander
The brigade, the late Shmuel Gorodish, chose me to carry the division's flag in the parade
The parade camp will lead us to a gathering area before the break-in, a stay that was enough
Time to recruit the medical company and equip it as required, within the limits of the inventory in the hospital.
During the Six Day War I was a battalion doctor
In the 52nd Armored Regiment, the regular battalion in the brigade
14. The battalion was then under the command of Brigadier General (Res.)
Sasson Yitzhak, and the brigade under the command of Brigadier General
(Res.) Mordechai Tzipori. The pre-start alert
The fighting caught me and the Brigade staff
In Tze'elim immediately after Independence Day, there
We were about to participate in filming designed to be restored
The battle for the Ruifa Dam in the Holy War
(1956). So we still did not assume that later
A few weeks we will participate in the same battles
In mid-May 1967 I was called to the office of the commander of the medical school
Military, Lt. Col. Avraham Tadmor. I entered the room with a tense salute, after being on my way
To his office I wondered, what I had already done wrong, and why the commander was summoning me. But rather
That the commander invited me to sit down, and without any preamble opened a matter-of-fact and pragmatic tone:
"We are on alert for a possible war ... At this stage you will prepare the equipment
Personal and drive to RAF 543 in Be'er Sheva to meet with RAF Dr. Moshe Agmon ...
Good luck, Nathan! ”
Every year, as Memorial Day and Independence Day approaches, events come to mind
That special day - June 5, 1967. This year even marks 50 years since the war. Our tendency
It is natural to attach special importance to round dates. Therefore, this is an opportunity
Another dig into the events of this significant war. Some of the facts already
Are not as bright as they used to be, some of the faces are blurring, and I feel the need
Slow down this process and preserve the memory. Moreover, my youngest son - an infantry officer
Warrior - Serves these days right on the border of the Strip, in the exact same places through him
Our feet on Monday morning, fifty years ago. Two years ago he fought in Sajaiya -
At zero distance from Montar leaves - our main destination that day.
On October 21, 1967, the destroyer of the Eilat brothers was drowned in a naval battle in northern Sinai.
While touring international waters near Port Said. It was the battle
The first days in history in which sea-to-sea missiles were fired.
In the Eilat destroyer event, 47 fighters were killed and 155 were injured, most of them injured
Top in chest and abdomen. The casualties were all treated on a Romanian beach by the brigade brigade staff
Scythian 195. These events heralded the beginning of the war of attrition on the canal line
Suez, a war in which 900 IDF soldiers were killed. This article reviews the essence
The vulnerability, the initial treatment as well as the evacuation and regulation of the injured.
The article is dedicated to the memory of the late Major Dr. Haim Danon - a member of the Eilat Achi team.
In late 1963, the then Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Baruch Pada, summoned me for a conversation
Seriously on the reorganization of the mental health industry in the IDF. To the call
Dr. Gad Tadmor, who was the head of the mental health industry at the time, also joined.
Both speakers were unanimous about the need to increase the workforce
Of the mental health industry, as they claim one psychiatrist cannot cope
Alone with the dropout of rookies. In view of the ever-expanding phenomenon, I was offered a ransom
And Tadmor to begin an experimental program to examine the function of the novices in the field, in BAD 4,
As a front-line clinic for mental health designed to alleviate the difficulties of adaptation of
Army recruits. In that conversation I was promised that if the plan bore fruit, it would shrink
The dropout of the recruits and the advancement of the soldier's well-being and his success in the army will be added
New standards for the mental health industry. It was also agreed that the new position would be held
The name "Mental Health Officer" (Kavan).
For me, the Six Day War was a one-day war. In military language
In a nutshell it can be described as follows: We entered, I was injured, I evacuated. What is left in memory
The real and experienced 50 years after that day? I'm trying to gather the pictures
And the sensory and visual and vocal impressions of those days. First, there was
The "preparation for", a long waiting period for the unknown, but
Definitely not towards something I experienced as threatening. Maybe because I was just
20 years old. Everything seems to be in preparation for an exercise similar to the dozens of company exercises,
Battalions and brigades in which I participated. Knowing that we have before us an event that will have fire
Animal - not really penetrating to consciousness.
The list is dedicated to the memory of the late Asa Harel - the battalion doctor of the Parachuted River Battalion, 50, during the Six Day War.
Evening time. I was sitting at my desk, about ten days after the end of the war.
Strange to sit in this place again. All around is calm. The noise of the mounds of buses
Spring and the noise of people rushing to work and passing not far from my seat
- seemed. I give my eyes to the pages before me, but feel that I have no strength to concentrate.
The Six Day War brought with it far-reaching results during Bezeq
Under their influence, including the takeover of the West Bank in the territories of Judea and Samaria,
Sinai and the Golan Heights. Meanwhile, Israel actually led a military government over the territories,
In accordance with the Fourth Geneva Convention, which sets out the mode of government in the occupied territories
The article reviews the operation of the medical service for the treatment of residents in the territories
Jerusalem and its immediate vicinity, during the war and immediately after it, until its annexation
East of Jerusalem to the municipal area of the city already in July 1967. All this
Along with the lessons that can be learned from this unique situation and procedure.