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The Resource Operation Damocles : Israel's secret war against Hitler's scientists, 1951-1967, Roger Howard

Operation Damocles : Israel's secret war against Hitler's scientists, 1951-1967, Roger Howard

Label
Operation Damocles : Israel's secret war against Hitler's scientists, 1951-1967
Title
Operation Damocles
Title remainder
Israel's secret war against Hitler's scientists, 1951-1967
Statement of responsibility
Roger Howard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From 1951 to 1967 Egypt pursued a secret program to build military rockets that could have conceivably posed a threat to neighboring Israel. Because such an ambitious project required Western expertise, the Egyptian leader President Nasser hired West German scientists, many of them veterans of the Nazi rocket program at Peenemünde and elsewhere. These covert plans soon came to the attention of Israel's legendary secret service, Mossad, and caused deep alarm in Tel Aviv. Would Israel fall under the shadow of long-range missiles held by a ruler who was sworn to destroy the Jewish state? Could the missiles be fitted with warheads filled with radiological, chemical, or even nuclear materials? Israel responded by using threats, intimidation, and brutal assassination squads to deter the German scientists from working on Nasser's behalf. Exactly half a century later, this book tells the gripping story of the mysterious arms dealers, Mossad assassins, scientific genii, and leading figures who all played their part in Operation Damocles"--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howard, Roger
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Israel
  • Espionage
  • Intelligence service
  • Military intelligence
  • Military weapons
  • Scientists
Label
Operation Damocles : Israel's secret war against Hitler's scientists, 1951-1967, Roger Howard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bar code
31223108148348
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (P. 249-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Pegasus Books ed.
Extent
268 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781605985657
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 813931342
  • (OCoLC)813931342
Label
Operation Damocles : Israel's secret war against Hitler's scientists, 1951-1967, Roger Howard
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bar code
31223108148348
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (P. 249-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Pegasus Books ed.
Extent
268 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781605985657
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 813931342
  • (OCoLC)813931342

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