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Bbc Anniversary Program Hails ‘brilliant’ Sinai Campaign

Israel’s Sinai operation, launched one year ago today, was described here on a BBC television program as “the shortest fighting campaign in history, brilliantly conceived and brilliantly executed.”

This summary was made by commentator Richard Dimbleby, in a first anniversary review of the effects of the Sinai operation, a program for which Peter Flynn, BBC correspondent in Israel, was brought specially to London.

Flynn said that as a result of the Sinai campaign, the Egyptian army was smashed, Egyptian war equipment valued at 15, 000, 000 pounds was captured, the Gulf of Akaba was opened to make possible present weekly arrivals of oil cargoes at the port of Elath, infiltration attacks have almost ceased and a “great access of national confidence” developed in Israel.