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One Day in September : The Full Story of the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and the Israeli Revenge Operation "Wrath of God"
by Simon Reeve


Overview - At 4:30 a.m. on September 5, 1972, a band of Palestinian terrorists took eleven Israeli athletes and coaches hostage at the Summer Olympics in Munich. More than 900 million viewers followed the chilling, twenty-hour event on television, as German authorities desperately negotiated with the terrorists.  Read more...

 
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Overview
At 4:30 a.m. on September 5, 1972, a band of Palestinian terrorists took eleven Israeli athletes and coaches hostage at the Summer Olympics in Munich. More than 900 million viewers followed the chilling, twenty-hour event on television, as German authorities desperately negotiated with the terrorists. Finally, late in the evening, two helicopters bore the terrorists and their surviving hostages to Munich's little-used Furstenfeldbruck airfield, where events went tragically awry. Within minutes all of the Israeli athletes, five of the terrorists, and one German policeman were dead.

Why did the rescue mission fail so miserably? And why were the reports compiled by the German authorities concealed from the public for more than two decades? Reeves takes on a catastrophe that permanently shifted the political spectrum with a fast-paced narrative that covers the events detail by detail. Based on years of exhaustive research, One Day in September is the definitive account of one of the most devastating and politically explosive tragedies of the late twentieth century, one that set the tone for nearly thirty years of renewed conflict in the Middle East.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781611450354
  • ISBN-10: 1611450357
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publish Date: August 2011
  • Page Count: 322
  • Dimensions: 8.95 x 5.98 x 1.11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.86 pounds


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Books > History > Europe - Germany
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