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The Resource One day in September : the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre and Israeli revenge operation 'Wrath of God', Simon Reeve

One day in September : the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre and Israeli revenge operation 'Wrath of God', Simon Reeve

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One day in September : the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre and Israeli revenge operation 'Wrath of God'
Title
One day in September
Title remainder
the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre and Israeli revenge operation 'Wrath of God'
Statement of responsibility
Simon Reeve
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the early hours of 5 September 1972 the perimeter fence surrounding the Olympic Village in Munich was scaled by terrorists. Their target was the temporary home of the Israeli Olympic team and within 24 hours seventeen men were dead. Why did so many die? Any why have the German officials covered up details of the massacre?
Biographical or historical data
Simon Reeve is a TV presenter, adventurer and New York Times bestselling author. His first book, The New Jackals, an investigation into the then little-known terrorist group al-Qaeda, was published in 1998. He has travelled to many troubled parts of the world, including states in the Caucasus, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Far East and Central Asia, and has been around the world three times for the BBC series Equator, Tropic of Capricorn, and Tropic of Cancer. In 2005 he was awarded a One World Broadcasting Trust Award for an 'outstanding contribution to greater world understanding'.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reeve, Simon
Dewey number
  • 303.625094364
  • 303.625094364
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Munaozozamat Aylaul al-Aswad
  • Olympic Games
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism, armed struggle
  • Olympic & Paralympic games
  • Politics and Government
  • Terrorism, armed struggle
  • Olympic & Paralympic games
Summary expansion
In the early hours of 5 September 1972 the perimeter fence surrounding the Olympic Village in Munich was scaled by terrorists. Their target was the temporary home of the Israeli Olympic team, and within 24 hours seventeen men were dead: eleven Israelis, five terrorists and a German policeman. The attack by Black September, an ultra-violent faction of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, was seen on television by more than 900 million viewers. The world watched as Jews suffered again on German soil. Yet despite the immediate attention given to the disaster crucial questions went unanswered. Why did so many die? Any why have the German officials covered up details of the massacre? Based largely on exhaustive investigations for the film One Day in September, this book is the definitive account of the tragedy. With the help of previously secret documents, photographs and dozens of interviews, it reconstructs the tension of the day - and exposes the full extent of the Israeli 'Wrath of God' revenge mission, which over the next twenty years saw Israeli agents systematically murder their way across Europe and the Middle East. One Day in September is the most compelling account yet written of events in Munich, of the devastating impact the attack had on the relatives of terrorists and athletes alike - and of the long shadow the massacre still casts over the modern world
Target audience
general
Label
One day in September : the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre and Israeli revenge operation 'Wrath of God', Simon Reeve
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Paperback. A-format paperback
  • Replaces: 9780571207848
Control code
9780571231812
Dimensions
18x11x2 cm.
Edition
Main.
Extent
400 p.
Isbn
9780571231812
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
One day in September : the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre and Israeli revenge operation 'Wrath of God', Simon Reeve
Publication
Note
  • Paperback. A-format paperback
  • Replaces: 9780571207848
Control code
9780571231812
Dimensions
18x11x2 cm.
Edition
Main.
Extent
400 p.
Isbn
9780571231812
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print

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