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 Author Saul David
ISBN-10 0316245399
ISBN-13 9780316245395
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 464
Language English
Publisher Back Bay Books
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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

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