Riveting new film dramatizes Yom Kippur lapses, near defeat under legendary PM
Again the Egyptian thesis is that Angel (Marwan) was a double agent working in the final analysis for them. To maintain his credibility, he informed the Israelis of the impending attack, but too late for the Israelis to fully mobilize. Marwan, whom they believed was murdered by the Israelis, was given national funerals, but with a restricted attendance so that the Israelis don't take photos of Egyptian intelligence's top brass.
I remember water cooler talk that the Israelis before the outbreak of hostilities had shared the "war plan" with us, something that they didn't always do. Our take was it must be because they didn't believe the intelligence and wanted our take on the situation.
Helen Mirren as Golda and Liev Schrieber as Kissinger, what could possibly go wrong. Fascinating about Marwan. This promises to be a blockbuster film here.
In the Egyptian narrative Ashraf Marwan, who had "national but private" funerals, warned the Israelis of the impeding 1973 Egyptian assault on Bar Lev line (Operation Badr) but too late for Israel to mobilize and deploy fully. Chief of staff Saad El Shazly (later a hardline opponent of Sadat as he opposed the peace treaty with Israel), who was apprised of the precise time at which Marwan informed the Israelis, overran the Bar Lev Line in less than two hours as the Israelis had not had sufficient time to mass behind the line and had not expected the Egyptians to possess such overwhelming firepower. Some Egyptian sources of mine attribute Marwan's apparent defenestration to a branch of Israeli intelligence, describing Marwan's demise to Israel's later realization that Marwan, the double agent had on purpose informed the Israelis to maintain is credibility while doing so late enough for the Israelis not to have the time to fully mobilize and deploy.
I look forward to watching the movie.
A really well written piece. I will definitely be going to see this.
There's a typo. The TV series is called 'Fauda' NOT 'Fouda'. And that too (especially Season One) is worth watching.