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Operation Entebbe: Operation Entebbe, Yonatan Netanyahu, Entebbe International Airport, Wadie Haddad, Operation Thunderbolt, Raid on Entebbe Books LLC

Operation Entebbe: Operation Entebbe, Yonatan Netanyahu, Entebbe International Airport, Wadie Haddad, Operation Thunderbolt, Raid on Entebbe

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Published May 7th 2010
ISBN : 9781155831503
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54 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Operation Entebbe, Yonatan Netanyahu, Entebbe InternationalMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Operation Entebbe, Yonatan Netanyahu, Entebbe International Airport, Wadie Haddad, Operation Thunderbolt, Raid on Entebbe, Rise and Fall of Idi Amin, Victory at Entebbe, Brigitte Kuhlmann, Wilfried Bse. Excerpt: Brigitte Kuhlmann Brigitte Kuhlmann (1947-1976) was a member of the West German left-wing terrorist group Revolutionary Cells (RZ), and was killed by the IDF in Entebbe, Uganda, in Operation Entebbe . She, along with Wilfried Bse, was one of two German hijackers and one of eight hijackers of an Air France flight flying from Tel Aviv via Athens, Greece to Paris, France . She is played by Austrian actress Sybil Danning in the film Operation Thunderbolt . In the movie, her name is Halima. A hyperlinked version of this chapter is at Entebbe International Airport Entebbe International Airport (IATA: EBB, ICAO: HUEN ) is the principal international airport of Uganda . It is located near the town of Entebbe, on the shores of Lake Victoria, and about 35 km (21 miles) from the capital, Kampala . The main offices of the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda are located at the airport. The airport was first constructed in 1928/1929: the first aircraft to use the new airfield were RAF Fairey IIIs of the Cairo-Cape flight which landed on the 900 yards (820 m) grass runway on 17th February 1929. In January 1932 Imperial Airways began to use Entebbe on their Cape-to-Cairo mail services: at this stage, radio was installed. By 1935, the grass runway surfaces had been replaced by murram. In 1944-45 the main runway (12/30) was asphalted and extended to 1,600 yards (1,500 m). On 10th November 1951 the airport was formally re-opened after the facilities had been extended further: runway 12/30 was now 3,300 yards (3,000 m), in preparation for services by the de Havilland Comet . Fi...