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    Default July 4, 1976: Entebbe raid

    It was more than just the day of our bicentennial.

    One of the most daring and well executed special operations in history took place on July 4, 1976: the Israeli hostage rescue at Entebbe Airport.
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    Anyone else see the recent movie about Amin? The Last King of Scotland http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455590/

    Interesting that the doctor escapes immediately prior to the Entebbe Raid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 120mm View Post
    Anyone else see the recent movie about Amin? The Last King of Scotland http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455590/

    Interesting that the doctor escapes immediately prior to the Entebbe Raid.
    Yep, good flic. The aircraft is (or was in 95) still there at Entebbe. On Amin and the doctor, classic case of not being in Kansas and acting like Auntie M.

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    Default Israel's raid on Entebbe was almost a disaster

    Saul David, a military historian, has a new book out in the UK and in December 2015 in the USA; it is called 'Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History'.

    Here is one sentence:
    ...it owed its success more to luck than to Israeli military brilliance, and to a last-minute display of humanity on the part of a doomed terrorist.
    Oddly IMHO the Daily Telegraph has given the author space for him to write an article:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...disaster.html?

    It implies the book is available in the UK now:http://books.telegraph.co.uk/StoreFr...tebbe/16544062

    In the USA:http://www.amazon.com/Operation-Thun...10/ref=sr_1_9?
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