THE BOATS OF CHERBOURG by Abraham Rabinovich

THE BOATS OF CHERBOURG

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KIRKUS REVIEW

True-life high-seas adventure as Jersusalem Post writer Rabinovich offers a vivid chronicle of Israel's development and deployment of missile boats to counter Soviet models spearheading the Egyptian navy. In dramatic fashion, Rabinovich traces the top-secret manufacture of prototype boats; the daring escape of several of these embargoed vessels from Cherbourg on Christmas Eve, 1969, and their subsequent race to safe haven in Haifa; and the successful use of the boats during the Yom Kippur War. An engrossing slice of political-military history.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1988
Publisher: Henry Holt