Operation Damocles: Israel's Secret War Against Hitler's Scientists 1951-
From 1951 to 1967 Egypt pursued a secret programme to build military rockets that could have conceivably posed a threat to neighbouring 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 programmes 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
This book tells the gripping story of the mysterious arms dealers, scientists and Mossad assassins who all played their part in Operation Damocles.
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