On October 6, 1973, Egypt crossed the Suez Canal, took the Bar-Lev Line and despite the military setbacks that followed regained enough prestige to move towards peace with Israel. In four years, Sadat was in Jerusalem.
But on October 6, 1981, Anwar Sadat was assassinated at a Military Day parade.
But on October 6, 1984, at an Egyptian Military Day reception, at the Officer's club at Fort Myer, Virginia, I met my future wife.
So as they say on Facebook, "It's complicated."
After nearly seven years rehashing the October War is pointless, Some photos of the exubernce of the time, followed by a sad one on where we are today:
The logo (perhaps suspiciously clear in the photo?) is clearly that of the Arab Organization for Industrialization, a major component of the Egyptian defense industries, (Right,)
But today the Sisi regime in Egypt is generally anti-Asad but has given some support to the Russian intervention, perhaps a result of its major funding sources in Saudi Arabia, and the UAE being virulently anti-Asad while Egypt is buying arms from Russia. The AOI has been around for decades and even if the photo and its provenance are real, it could have been purchased over a long period. But it reminds us how the bipolar Middle East of the 1970s has become a kaleidoscope of shifting allegiances.