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

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Arcade Publishing, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 304 pages
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At 4:30 AM on the morning of September 5, 1972, a small band of Arab terrorists invaded Munich's Olympic Village and took 11 Israeli athletes hostage. The Arabs' goal: to thrust the Palestinian cause into the world spotlight and free several hundred Arab prisoners. For the next 24 hours, the world watched as the drama unfolded, culminating in a bloodbath at Munich's Furstenfeldbruck airport. Here those momentous, tension-filled hours are recreated in mesmerizing detail, as is the relentless 10-year Israeli manhunt, called Operation "Wrath of God", for those responsible.
 

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User Review  - Gary10 - LibraryThing

I didnt find this book particularly well written, but the story is fascinating. Another case of reality being stranger than fiction. The fact that it takes place 40 years ago and chronicles a conflict that if anything is sharper now than it was then is deeply disturbing. Read full review

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User Review  - SmithSJ01 - LibraryThing

Such a fascinating read. I can't say I was gripped from beginning to end as I became a little lost in some of the political situations between Israel and Palestine. However, for someone who really ... Read full review

Contents

The Takeover
1
Black September
20
Negotiations
48
Operation Sunshine
70
The Deception
93
Fiirstenfeldbruck
105
Champagne Celebrations
125
The Mourning Begins
142
Operation Wrath of God
160
Operation Spring of Youth
175
The Red Prince
196
The Coverup
218
The Survivors
239
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Reeve is a journalist and writer.

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