One Day in September

One Day in September

The Full Story of the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and the Israeli Revenge Operation "Wrath of God" : With A New Epilogue

Book - 2011
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At 4:30 a.m. on 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 F#65533;rstenfeldbruck airfield, where events went tragically awry. Within minutes all of 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? Reeves takes on a catastrophe that permanently shifted the political spectrum with a fast-paced narrative that covers the events detail by detail. Based on years of exhaustive research, 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.
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., c2011
ISBN: 9781611450354
Branch Call Number: 363.325 REE
Characteristics: xiv, 322 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm


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Jan 23, 2016

Excellent book and documentary. It will make your blood boil at the supreme callousness everyone involved in this debacle. Those poor athletes knowing there was a 99.99% chance that they were going to die because of who they were. People should go to jail for the pure unadulterated incompetence and duplicity. Seriously. One of the best books of this genre I have read, and I don't usually like to read books like this. I was young when this happened, and yes, I saw it on the news and felt bad, but I was at that age, where, stuff like that didn't matter to me. Now, that I'm older, I realize the horror and that those men were humans, not just some names listed by the anchors or read in newspaper.

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