TERRORISTS: The Rescue: 'We Do the Impossible'

It was one of the most daring, spectacular rescues of modern times. For nearly a week, pro-Palestinian skyjackers had held 105 hostages—mostly Israeli—at Uganda's Entebbe Airport. Now, with time rapidly slipping away and the deadline merely hours off, death seemed ever more certain for the terrified captives. Then suddenly, in what in a different age would have been called the act of a deus ex machina, three Israeli C-130 Hercules transports, guns flaring, appeared in the dark sky over the airport. Soon they touched down, disgorging about 100 paratroopers and infantrymen and...

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