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We are shortly approaching the fortieth anniversary (on 4th July) of one of the moments in history that seems to have gained iconic status amongst Rusters.

Operation Entebbe, or Operation Thunderbolt to mention its military version – or indeed Raid On Entebbe, to name the 1977 television film produced by Daniel H. Blatt and Edgar J. Scherick, written by Barry Beckerman, directed by Irvin Kershner and starring Peter Finch and Charles Bronson that depicted the events – was an audacious counter-terrorism mission at Entebbe Airport in Uganda carried out by Israeli defence forces in an effort to rescue 248 passengers on an Air France plane that had been hijacked by two members of the Popular front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Here’s a link to an article by Jonathan Freedland featuring on the website of The Guardian today, revisiting the raid an discussing its implications –  ENTEBBE RAID

 

About Miles Piper

After university, Miles Piper began his career on a local newspaper in Wolverhampton and has since worked for a number of national newspapers and magazines. He has also worked as a guest presenter on Classic FM. He was a founder-member of the National Rust board. More Posts