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Raid #02: 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.

About the Author

Simon Dunstan is a well-established author, film-maker and photographer in the field of military history, with several titles already published with Osprey. His books have covered topics such as helicopter and armored warfare in Vietnam, the Challenger main battle tank, the British Guards and armored warfare in Korea. He also presented the Great Raids series for the History Channel including a production detailing the Entebbe Raid. Simon lives and works in London. The author lives in London, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781846033971
Author:
Dunstan, Simon
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing
Illustrator:
Palmer, Ian
Illustrator:
Dennis, Peter
Author:
Dennis, Peter
Author:
Various
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - Special Forces
Subject:
Middle East - Israel
Subject:
Africa, east
Subject:
Entebbe Airport Raid, 1976.
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Raid
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20100202
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 B/W; 20 COL
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.48x7.36x.17 in. .43 lbs.

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