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

By Saul David

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Released: 2017-03-14
Paperback (464 pages)

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

Israel's Lightning Strike: The raid on Entebbe 1976

By Simon Dunstan

Osprey Publishing
Released: 2012-02-20
Kindle Edition (64 pages)

Israel s Lightning Strike: The raid on Entebbe 1976
 
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The Israeli Special Forces' operation at Entebbe goes down in history as one of the most audacious counter-terrorist assaults ever conducted. On 27 June 1976, four terrorists – two of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and two of the German Baader-Meinhof terrorist group – highjacked a passenger jet and forced a landing in Entebbe, Uganda. Here they were met by reinforcements, and – although releasing a few hostages – transferred all the Jewish and Israeli prisoners to the terminal building. As Idi Amin's assistance to the terrorists became increasingly clear, the Israeli government began preparations for a military assault. The element of surprise was crucial; never before had such a large-scale raid at such a long distance been successfully undertaken. This is the incredible story of how the Israeli Special Forces defied radar for over 2,000 miles, masqueraded as a tyrant in a Mercedes and captured uniforms, and defeated an army in brutal combat, in a triumph of sheer audacity and nerve. A compelling book chronicling an incredible moment in history.

Yoni Netanyahu: Commando at Entebbe (A JPS Young Biography Series)

By Devra Newberger Speregen

The Jewish Publication Society
Paperback (128 pages)

Yoni Netanyahu: Commando at Entebbe (A JPS Young Biography Series)
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Few rescue missions have succeeded like “Operation Thunderbolt,” the Israeli plan led by Yoni Netanyahu on July 4, 1976, to rescue 105 hijacked Jewish passengers held captive in Uganda’s Entebbe Airport. In her gripping biography Speregen introduces young readers to one of Israel’s bravest soldiers. She paints a dramatic portrait of the young man who came to embody Judaism’s highest values through his commitment to Israel and the Jewish people. Includes black and white photographs and maps.

Operation Thunder: the Entebbe raid: the Israelis' own story

By Yehuda OFER

Penguin Books Ltd
Paperback (160 pages)

Operation Thunder: the Entebbe raid: the Israelis  own story
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Entebbe: The Most Daring Raid of Israel's Special Forces (The Most Daring Raids in History)

By Simon Dunstan

Rosen Pub Group
Library Binding (64 pages)

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The Israeli Forces operation at Entebbe was one of the most daring counter-terrorist assaults of all time. This book explores this important piece of history with narration and illustrations and diagrams.

Entebbe rescue

By Yeshaʻyahu Ben Porat

Dell Pub. Co
Paperback (346 pages)

Entebbe rescue
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This is the true story of an Air France airliner hijacked by Palestinian and German terrorists in 1976 and the daring rescue of 105 Israeli hostages taken to Uganda. The IDF in a matter of hours planned and then executed a near-perfect rescue thousands of miles from home, losing only 4 hostages and two soldiers. was . In a short time, they opened communications with the terrorists and plotted a raid to secure the hostage's release. This is an inspirational story of Rabin, Peres and Netanyahu and how they battled the dark forces of Amin and the PFLP terrorists. This is the only account "approved" by the Israeli government

90 Minutes at Entebbe: The Full Inside Story of the Spectacular Israeli Counterterrorism Strike and the Daring Rescue of 103 Hostages

By William Stevenson

Skyhorse
Released: 2015-01-06
Kindle Edition (240 pages)

90 Minutes at Entebbe: The Full Inside Story of the Spectacular Israeli Counterterrorism Strike and the Daring Rescue of 103 Hostages
 
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The incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued 103 hostages from a hijacked jetliner.

On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. In the following agonizing days, Israeli passengers were singled out and held hostage. A week later on July 4, one hundred Israeli commandos raced 2,500 miles from Israel to Entebbe, landed in the middle of the night, and in a heart-stopping mission that lasted ninety minutes, killed all guerillas and freed 103 hostages.

In captivating detail, Stevenson provides a fast-paced hour-by-hour narration from the hijacking to the final ninety-minute mission. In addition to discussing the incredible rescue itself, Stevenson also covers the political backdrop behind the hijacking, especially Ugandan President Idi Amin’s support for the hijackers, which marked one of the first times a leader of a nation had backed terrorist activities. An illustration of one nation’s undying spirit, heroism, and commitment to its people in the face of threat, Operation Thunderbolt has become a legendary antiterrorist tale.

Although first written in 1976 (and published within weeks of the event), Stevenson’s account presents this act of terrorism in a way that is still relevant in our modern-day political climate. A factual account of what could easily be read as sensational fiction, 90 Minutes at Entebbe will inspire, encourage, and instill hope in all readers.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Entebbe (Balfour Books, LLC)

By Iddo Netanyahu

Balfour Books
Released: 2004-01-01
Kindle Edition (341 pages)

Entebbe (Balfour Books, LLC)
 
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During the first hot days of July, 1976, the world watched a tense hostage situation unfold in Uganda. Palestinian and German terrorists had hijacked an Air France jet in Athens, then surprised everyone by flying to sanctuary in Idi Amin’s African dictatorship.
The airport at Entebbe provided the perfect haven for the hijackers, and a hellish wait for the 105 captives, who were threatened with execution if certain demands were not met. Israel’s government declared its intentions to negotiate the release of terrorists from its jails; the bold capture of the jet created a tense standoff.
It wasn’t nearly as dramatic as what happened next.
At midnight on July 4, Hercules transport planes loaded with Israeli commandos landed at Entebbe Airport. Traveling 2,500 miles in eight hours had given them the element of surprise. Within minutes, the most dramatic hostage rescue of all time was part of history. The resolve, daring, and skill of Israel’s finest preserved a hundred souls.
This is the story of the rescue at Entebbe, and the planning of the operation by the commander of the rescue force, Jonathan Netanyahu. Interviews with the members of the force, and the author’s gripping narrative, make this extraordinary story impossible to lay aside.

Israel's Most Legendary Operations: The History and Legacy of the Capture of Adolf Eichmann, Operation Wrath of God, and Operation Entebbe

By Charles River Editors

Charles River Editors
Released: 2018-12-30
Kindle Edition (140 pages)

Israel s Most Legendary Operations: The History and Legacy of the Capture of Adolf Eichmann, Operation Wrath of God, and Operation Entebbe
 
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*Includes pictures
*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

Historians once portrayed Eichmann mostly as a colorless, unimaginative bureaucrat who carried out the Holocaust simply because he lacked the imagination to reject the crime. Essentially "banal," this version of Eichmann turned him into a compliant functionary who handled the ghastly matter of collecting, transporting, and murdering millions of people with the same bland methodical means that other administrators applied to supplying the Wehrmacht with bread rations or new boots. Of course, Eichmann’s story is best known for the way in which the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, kidnapped him out of Argentina in 1960 to put him on trial back in the Jewish State. Employing the same failed defense used by many defendants at the Nuremburg Trials, Eichmann claimed he was simply following the orders of his superiors and was bound by an oath of loyalty, and while judges found him not guilty of personally killing anyone, he was found guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and other crimes before being executed.

At 10:00 a.m. on September 12, 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir appeared before a special session of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. Wasting no time, the austere, chain-smoking grandmother addressed a full house of 120 members. “I want to share my plans with you,” she said. ‘I’ve decided to pursue each and every one of them. Not one of the people involved in any way will be walking around on this earth for much longer. We will chase them to the last.” These determined and resolute words were spoken in reference to the surviving operatives and planners of one of the most audacious terrorist attacks mounted against Israel since the founding of the nation in 1948. A week earlier, on September 5, 1972, 8 Palestinian terrorists belonging to the Black September faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) entered the Olympic Village in Munich, West Germany, and took 11 Israeli athletes and team members hostage. After a lengthy standoff and a bungled rescue operation, all 11 were killed.

A few months before Munich, on May 8, 1972, a new style of warfare came to the fore when 4 members of Black September hijacked Belgian Sabena Flight 571 en route from Brussels to Tel Aviv. From a security perspective, this was quite an unprecedented situation, as an operation to free hostages on board a commercial airliner had never been tried before. Hijackings and similar attacks only increased in number and violence in the following years. In response, the Israelis instituted a policy of an “eye for an eye,” destroying Arab aircraft whenever the Palestinians or others damaged or destroyed one of their own. They also established a custom of refusing to negotiate with hostage-takers and terrorists, while greatly increasing security measures surrounding their national airline, El Al. Nonetheless, the violence only increased after the Israelis won the Yom Kippur War of 1973 in spite of early Arab successes. In the process of countering these attacks and hijackings, the Israelis developed valuable skills in commando operations and hostage rescue. This experience stood them in good stead in the summer of 1976, when a large-scale hijacking led to a daring Israeli operation thousands of miles from the Levant at the Ugandan airport of Entebbe, then part of the domain of dictator Idi “Big Daddy” Amin.Israel’s Most Legendary Operations: The History and Legacy of the Capture of Adolf Eichmann, Operation Wrath of God, and Operation Entebbe examines the chain of events that led to three of the 20th century’s most dramatic operations. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Israel’s most famous operations like never before.

Yoni: Hero of Entebbe

By Max Hastings

Doubleday
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Probes the life of Colonel Jonathan Netanyahu, the brilliant young head of one of Israel's top-secret counterterrorist groups who was shot and killed shortly before the Israeli strike force left Entebbe after rescuing 109 hostages

   


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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