This film is based on black and white footage that was shot by Freddy Steinhardt during the Six Day War in 1967. In this film, there are reenactments of some of the battles, especially the Battle for Ammunition Hill. The narrator of the original film was Yossi Banai and it was produced by Abraham Shalev. During the battle for the heavily fortified Ammunition Hill, 24 Israeli paratroopers were killed. In the 2001 film, a number of soldiers who took part in the battle are interviewed, but they refused to participate in Steinhardt’s film with the battle recreations, as they felt that their time was better spent visiting their fellow soldiers who were wounded, or by spending time consoling the families of the dead.
SIX DAYS directed by Freddy Steinhardt, Produced by Yigal Efrati, the Israeli Film Service.
Music: “Six Days” soundtrack by Yohanan Zarei. “Ammunition Hill” by Yoram Taharlev and Yair Rosenblum. “Jerusalem of Gold”, by Naomi Shemer.