Entebbe: Hostage Rescue, Part 1

Jul 17, 2018, 08:00 AM

June 27th, 1976. A routine flight from the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv to Paris. Two hundred and forty eight passengers and crew members have been kidnapped by armed terrorists aboard Air France flight 139. The destination: a little known city called Entebbe in the middle of Africa. Who were the terrorists behind this? What unique challenges did Israeli government and military officials face? What was President of Uganda Idi Amin's intentions?

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Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com).

Music in this episode is “Take Off and Shoot a Zero” by Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com/); “VIII. Catacombae. Sepulcrum romanum Largo” by Skidmore College Orchestra; “Sands of Windhoek” by Ask Again (https://soundcloud.com/artofescapism/); “Escapade”, “Dos Lagos” by Nctrnm (https://soundcloud.com/nctrnlmusic); “Action Investigation” by Komiku (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/); "Nothing (Bonus Track) by Kai Engel; and “Burnt To A Crisp” by Daniel Birch (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Birch).

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