A lifetime warrior

By ABRAHAM RABINOVICH
October 18, 2012 12:05

Adan was responsible for the encirclement of the Egyptian Third Army during the Yom Kippur War.




Avraham (Bren) Adan.

Avraham (Bren) Adan 521. (photo credit:Jerusalem Post Archives)

He was “the other general” who led a division across the Suez Canal in the Yom Kippur War – the one who was not Ariel Sharon.

Avraham (Bren) Adan, who died recently at age 86, was a modest, soft-spoken officer who could never compete with the flamboyant Sharon for public recognition. Sharon won fame for bridging the Suez Canal, but it was Adan’s division that did most of the fighting once the bridge was crossed and it was his division that surrounded the Egyptian Third Army, the move which determined the war’s endgame.

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