By William Stevenson,Uri Dan
On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 was once hijacked by means of terrorists and flown to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. within the following agonizing days, Israeli passengers have been singled out and held hostage. every week afterward July four, 100 Israeli commandos raced 2,500 miles from Israel to Entebbe, landed in the midst of the evening, and in a heart-stopping undertaking that lasted 90 mins, killed all guerillas and freed 103 hostages.
In fascinating element, Stevenson presents a fast paced hour-by-hour narration from the hijacking to the ultimate ninety-minute undertaking. as well as discussing the tremendous rescue itself, Stevenson additionally covers the political backdrop in the back of the hijacking, specially Ugandan President Idi Amin’s help for the hijackers, which marked one of many first instances a pace-setter of a state had sponsored terrorist actions. an indication of 1 nation’s timeless spirit, heroism, and dedication to its humans within the face of chance, Operation Thunderbolt has turn into a mythical antiterrorist tale.
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90 Minutes at Entebbe: The Full Inside Story of the Spectacular Israeli Counterterrorism Strike and the Daring Rescue of 103 Hostages by William Stevenson,Uri Dan