NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

liberty.1967

9th June, 1967 : Egypt admitted defeat and accepted the UN cease-fire. The counter-offensive launched by President Nasser’s troops had failed, leaving the remnants of her Army in the Sinai trapped behind Israeli lines. Earlier Israel killed ten US sailors in a torpedo attack on the communications ship Liberty, after mistakenly identifying it as an Egyptian ship.

[The number of US dead was 37. More on the USS Liberty incident here and here]

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