Israel's Lightning Strike - the Raid on Entebbe 1976, Paperback Book

Israel's Lightning Strike - the Raid on Entebbe 1976 Paperback

Illustrated by Peter Dennis

Part of the Raid series

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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.

This is a compelling book chronicling an incredible moment in history.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Middle Eastern history
  • ISBN: 9781846033971

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Very nice look at a well executed raid. I was not familiar with this raid until the book came out and on top of the excellent artwork, the first hand accounts provided add a lot.

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