Six days that shook the Middle East

In June 1967, catastrophic brinkmanship between Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Israel – with Moscow manoeuvring behind the scenes – saw local tensions escalate into all-out conflict. Matthew Hughes details day by day how the Six-Day War unfolded...

The crews of Israeli armoured vehicles during the waiting period before the beginning of the Six-Day War. (Photo by David Rubinger/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

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