Operation Thunderbolt

Operation Thunderbolt

Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History

eBook - 2015
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*By the historical consultant to the major motion picture Seven Days in Entebbe*

The definitive account of one of the greatest Special Forces missions ever, the Raid of Entebbe, by acclaimed military historian Saul David.

On June 27, 1976, an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris was hijacked by a group of Arab and German terrorists who demanded the release of 53 terrorists. The plane was forced to divert to Entebbe, in Uganda--ruled by the murderous despot Idi Amin, who had no interest in intervening.

Days later, Israeli commandos disguised as Ugandan soldiers assaulted the airport terminal, killed all the terrorists, and rescued all the hostages but three who were killed in the crossfire. The assault force suffered just one fatality: its commander, Yoni Netanyahu (brother of Israel's current Prime Minister.) Three of the country's greatest leaders: Ehud Barak, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin planned and pulled off one of the most astonishing military operations in history.

Baker & Taylor
The author of the award-nominated The Indian Mutiny presents an account of the Raid of Entebbe that covers the 1976 hijacking of a Air France flight by Arab and German terrorists and the rescue of hostages by Israeli commandos at the expense of the operation's leader. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2015
Copyright Date: ß2015
ISBN: 9780316245401 electronic bk
0316245402 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 956.04 DAV
Characteristics: 1 online resource (446 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)


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Mar 19, 2018

Revisionist faux-history, written from a leftist anti-Israel perspective.

Mar 09, 2018

Wonderful, well written and researched book. Very exciting to read, a real-page turner. I knew very little about this operation and Saul David makes it so interesting.


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