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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
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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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*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

Brand: Osprey Publishing
Released: 2009-09-22
Paperback (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 June 27, 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 transferred all the Jewish and Israeli prisoners to the terminal building, with the exception of a few hostage releases. 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, culminating in a triumph of sheer audacity and nerve. A compelling book chronicling an incredible moment in history.

Raid At Entebbe

By Ira Peck

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Raid At Entebbe
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Entebbe: A Defining Moment In the War On Terrorism

By Iddo Netanyahu

Balfour Books
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Entebbe: A Defining Moment In the War On Terrorism
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The remarkable account of the famous hostage rescue at Entebbe, and its commander, Jonathan Netanyahu. Learn how this modern Joshua inspired not only Israel but the whole free world through the success of this operation . . . described by many as a miraculous mission of biblical proportions. Relates perfectly with our own war on terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Operation Entebbe: The Dangerous Play

By Rabbi Avraham Ohayun

Israel Bookshop Publications
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Operation Entebbe: The Dangerous Play
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Shimmy is an Israeli boy, the son of a Holocaust survivor, who boards a plane from Tel Aviv to Paris on the 29th of Sivan, 5736 (1976). The plane never lands at its destination. Shimmy, along with his father and the rest of the passengers aboard the aircraft, fall into the hands of dangerous terrorists who deliver them to the hostile environment of Entebbe, Uganda. A daring rescue plan is set into motion-"Operation Entebbe," or "Operation Yonatan"-but Shimmy isn't even aware of the true drama happening around him. Why? Because of something else that took place, 35 years beforehand, during a completely different but also terrifying experience... Operation Entebbe: The Dangerous Play relates the amazing story of a true rescue operation that took place not so long ago. Although Shimmy and his family are fictional characters, the historical context of the story is completely factual. As you read the incredible story, you'll be fascinated by the miracles Hakadosh Baruch Hu performs for the Jewish people, time and time again!

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

By Devra Newberger Speregen

The Jewish Publication Society
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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
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Operation Thunder: the Entebbe raid: the Israelis  own story
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Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879

By Saul David

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Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879
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The Zulu War of 1879 was the most brutal and controversial British imperial conflict of the 19th century. Saul David is presenting a programme on the subject which will be aired in October 2003. He is using research from that to compile this book. The programme will hopefully raise awareness of this young historian's name and of the subject matter.

The Indian Mutiny : 1857

By Saul David

Gardners Books
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The Indian Mutiny : 1857
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'A fine achievement by a huge new talent' - William Dalrymple, "Sunday Times". In 1857, the native troops of the Bengal army rose against their colonial masters. The ensuing insurrection was to become the bloodiest in the history of the British Empire. Combining formidable storytelling with ground-breaking research, Saul David narrates a tale at once heart-rendingly tragic and extraordinarily compelling. David provides new and convincing evidence that the true causes of the mutiny were much more complex, and disturbing, than previously assumed.

Victoria's Wars: The Rise of Empire

By Saul David

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Victoria s Wars: The Rise of Empire
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In the early part of Queen Victoria's reign, the British Empire was well on the way to becoming the greatest empire the world had ever seen. This is the story of how it happened and the people who made it happen. In a fast-moving narrative ranging from London to the harsh terrain of India, Russia and the Far East, Saul David shows how Britain ruthlessly exploited her position as the world's only superpower to expand her empire. Yet little of this territorial acquisition was planned or sanctioned by the home government. Instead, it was largely the work of the men on the ground, and to those at home it really did seem that the empire was acquired in a 'fit of absence of mind'. Saul David creates a vivid portrait of life on the violent fringes of empire, and of the seemingly endless and brutal wars that were fought in the name of trade, civilization and the balance of power.

   


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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