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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

Label
Operation Thunderbolt : Flight 139 and the raid on Entebbe Airport, the most audacious hostage rescue mission in history
Title
Operation Thunderbolt
Title remainder
Flight 139 and the raid on Entebbe Airport, the most audacious hostage rescue mission in history
Statement of responsibility
Saul David
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The definitive account of one of the greatest Special Forces missions ever, the Raid on Entebbe, by acclaimed military historian Saul David"--Book jacket
  • On June 27, 1976, a group of Arab and German terrorists hijacked Air France flight 139 en route from Tel Aviv to Paris. The plane was diverted to Entebbe Airport in Uganda, where the terrorists demanded the release of 53 "freedom fighters" in Israeli, Kenyan, and European jails in return for the safe release of the 253 passengers and crew. Idi Amin, whose murderous rule of Uganda was then in its fifth year, made no attempt to intervene. After most of the non-Israeli hostages had been released, Israel faced an impossible choice: give in to terrorism or risk a rescue that had a high chance of failure. In the wake of the massacre of eleven Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, this decision was almost incalculably difficult. As Saul David recounts in this reconstruction of one of the most complex Special Forces missions ever, Operation Thunderbolt required more than just tactical audacity. In a mere two days, three of the most important men in Israeli history--Ehud Barak, Shimon Peres, and Yitzhak Rabin--marshaled resources, secured necessary international partners, and masterminded the raid that would astonish the world. This book gives us the first comprehensive account, using classified documents from archives in tour countries and interviews with key participants, including Israeli soldiers and politicians, hostages, and a former terrorist. The result brings to life the role that ingenuity and bravery can play against even the most impossible odds and the most committed opponents.--Adapted from book jacket
Has edition
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
967.6104/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS119.7
LC item number
.D2977 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Operation Thunderbolt : Flight 139 and the raid on Entebbe Airport, the most audacious hostage rescue mission in history, Saul David
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, July 2015"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Day 1. Sunday, 27 June 1976 -- Day 2. Monday, 28 June 1976 -- Day 3. Tuesday, 29 June 1976 -- Day 4. Wednesday, 30 June 1976 -- Day 5. Thursday, 1 July 1976 -- Day 6. Friday, 2 July 1976 -- Day 7. Saturday, 3 July 1976 -- Day 8. Sunday, 4 July 1976 -- Aftermath
Control code
ocn907094270
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
446 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316245418
Lccn
2015946917
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, Saul David
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, July 2015"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Day 1. Sunday, 27 June 1976 -- Day 2. Monday, 28 June 1976 -- Day 3. Tuesday, 29 June 1976 -- Day 4. Wednesday, 30 June 1976 -- Day 5. Thursday, 1 July 1976 -- Day 6. Friday, 2 July 1976 -- Day 7. Saturday, 3 July 1976 -- Day 8. Sunday, 4 July 1976 -- Aftermath
Control code
ocn907094270
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
446 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316245418
Lccn
2015946917
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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