One Day in September: The Full Story of the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and the Israeli Revenge Operation

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

3.0 1
by Simon Reeve
     
 

At 4:30 A.M. on the morning of 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… See more details below

Overview

At 4:30 A.M. on the morning of 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 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? Based on years of exhaustive research and the Academy Award -- winning documentary of the same name, 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.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559708135
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Publication date:
01/04/2006
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Introduction
1The Takeover1
2Black September20
3Negotiations48
4Operation Sunshine70
5The Deception93
6Furstenfeldbruck105
7Champagne Celebrations125
8The Mourning Begins142
9Operation Wrath of God160
10Operation Spring of Youth175
11The Red Prince196
12The Cover-up218
13The Survivors239
Notes255
Acknowledgments293
Bibliography297

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >