In October 1973 Israel fought off a surprise attack by two neighboring Arab states, prevailing in the second war in only six years waged against the young Jewish state. The Yom Kippur War would prove a pivotal conflict in Israel’s history and a defining moment for the Israel Defense Force. Here’s a look at images from the war. Pictured, an Israeli Centurion tank in Sinai during the conflict. (Photo: IDF)