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The Resource Operation thunderbolt : flight 139 and the raid on entebbe airport, the most audacious hostage ... rescue mission in history

Operation thunderbolt : flight 139 and the raid on entebbe airport, the most audacious hostage ... rescue mission in history

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Operation thunderbolt : flight 139 and the raid on entebbe airport, the most audacious hostage ... rescue mission in history
Title
Operation thunderbolt
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flight 139 and the raid on entebbe airport, the most audacious hostage ... rescue mission in history
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Long fuse. Slow burn. Big bang. A Krakatoa of a tale.' Damien Lewis, author of Operation Certain Death 'Totally thrilling, totally poignant. Bringing the greatest special forces operation of modern times blazingly to life' Simon Sebag Montefiore On 3 July 1976 Israeli Special Forces carried out a daring raid to free more than a hundred Israeli, French and US hostages held by German and Palestinian terrorists at Entebbe Airport, Uganda. The legacy of this mission is still felt today in the way Western governments respond to terrorist blackmail. Codenamed Thunderbolt, the operation carried huge risks. The flight was a challenge: 2,000 miles with total radio silence over hostile territory to land in darkness at Entebbe Airport in Idi Amin's Uganda. On the ground, the Israeli commandos had just three minutes to carry out their mission. They had to evade a cordon of elite Ugandan paratroopers, storm the terminal and free more than a hundred hostages. So much could have gone wrong: the death of the hostages if the terrorists got wind of the assault; or the capture of Israel's finest soldiers if their Hercules planes could not take off. Both would have been a human and a PR catastrophe. Now, with the mission largely forgotten or even unknown to many, Saul David gives the first comprehensive account of Operation Thunderbolt using classified documents from archives in four countries and interviews with key participants, including Israeli soldiers and politicians, hostages, a member of the Kenyan government and a former terrorist. Both a thrilling page-turner and a major piece of historical detective work, Operation Thunderbolt shows how the outcome of Israel's most famous military operation depended on secret diplomacy, courage and luck-and was in the balance right up to the very last moment
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YDXCP
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1966-
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David, Saul
Dewey number
967.61041
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hostages
  • Hijacking of aircraft
  • Entebbe Airport Raid, 1976
  • Jewish-Arab relations
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • Uganda
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Operation thunderbolt : flight 139 and the raid on entebbe airport, the most audacious hostage ... rescue mission in history
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907094270
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
446 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316245418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)907094270
Label
Operation thunderbolt : flight 139 and the raid on entebbe airport, the most audacious hostage ... rescue mission in history
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907094270
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
446 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316245418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)907094270

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