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Author Howard, Roger, 1966-
Title Operation Damocles : Israel's secret war against Hitler's scientists, 1951-1967 / Roger Howard.
Published New York : Pegasus Books, 2013.
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 Floor2  DS126.5 .H65 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st Pegasus Books ed.
Description 268 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Note Maps on linings papers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-260) and index.
Contents Striking the sword -- Building the network -- Sharpening the sword -- Israel prepares to strike -- Tensions grow -- Killing Mustafa -- Egypt under attack -- The frustrated scientists -- "Wanted : specialist engineers" -- The Mossad reaction -- The scientists get to work -- Mossad watches the Egyptians -- The Egyptians press ahead -- Celebrations in Cairo -- "Little Isser" raises the alarm -- Operation Damocles -- Damocles continues -- Hysteria in Israel -- Mossad fights on -- The Egyptians fight back -- The scientists pull out.
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.
Subject Israel. Mosad le-modiʻin ṿe-tafḳidim meyuḥadim -- 20th century -- History.
Espionage -- Israel -- 20th century -- History.
Intelligence service -- Israel -- History.
Military intelligence -- Israel -- 20th century -- History.
Military weapons -- Research -- Egypt -- 20th century -- History.
Scientists -- Germany (West) -- 20th century -- History.
Israel -- History -- 1948-1967.
Egypt -- History -- 1952-1970.
ISBN 9781605984384
OCLC number 813931342