Boats of Cherbourg: The Secret Israeli Operation That Revolutionized Naval Warfare

Boats of Cherbourg: The Secret Israeli Operation That Revolutionized Naval Warfare

by Abraham Rabinovich
     
 

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Based on more than 100 interviews with Israeli naval and civilian personnel and with French and U.S. authorities, this book reveals the fascinating story behind the revolutionary missile boats used so effectively by Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

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Based on more than 100 interviews with Israeli naval and civilian personnel and with French and U.S. authorities, this book reveals the fascinating story behind the revolutionary missile boats used so effectively by Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
A thrilling tale of intrigue, diplomacy, and daring. The author, an Israeli journalist, provides a thoroughly satisfying account of the Israeli move to bolster its naval defense capability through the acquisition of high-speed motor torpedo boats mounted with sea-to-sea missiles. The boats were built by the French, but in the middle of the project the French government put an embargo on arms to the Middle East. Then, in an Israeli quasimilitary operation on Christmas Eve 1969, five boats were ``rescued'' from a French shipyard and brought to Israel. A follow-up describes the vessels' role in the 1973 Arab-Israeli conflict. Recommended to both specialists in military affairs as well as casual readers. Sanford R. Silverberg, Catawba Coll., Salisbury, N.C.

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ISBN-13:
9781557507143
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Bluejacket Books Series
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.81(d)

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