The Resource Operation Thunderbolt : Flight 139 and the raid on Entebbe Airport, the most audacious hostage rescue mission in history, Saul David

Operation Thunderbolt : Flight 139 and the raid on Entebbe Airport, the most audacious hostage rescue mission in history, Saul David

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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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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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Saul David
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'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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The author of the award-nominated <i>The Indian Mutiny</i> 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
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10457342
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BT
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1966-
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David, Saul
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967.61042
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  • maps
  • plates
  • photographs
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Hostages
  • Hijacking of aircraft
  • Entebbe Airport Raid, 1976
  • Israel
  • Uganda
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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, Saul David
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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446 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
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9781444762532
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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maps, photographs
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regular print
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(Sirsi) i9781444762532
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Operation Thunderbolt : Flight 139 and the raid on Entebbe Airport, the most audacious hostage rescue mission in history, Saul David
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
446 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781444762532
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, photographs
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781444762532

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