Hugo N. Gerstl's Against All Odds - The Magnificent Trio That Built the PDF

By Hugo N. Gerstl

ISBN-10: 1888820314

ISBN-13: 9781888820317

1947 – The UN announces that the British Mandate over Palestine will come to an finish. In could 1948 Israel and Arab Palestine could be divided into self reliant states. The Arab global reacts instantly: there'll be no Jewish kingdom; it is going to be pushed into the ocean! Sixty-five million Arabs opposed to 600 thousand Israeli Jews. Britain has washed its arms of the matter. the USA, less than the guise of the Neutrality Act, makes it a legal for any American to provide both sides with any arms.

Americans Al Schwimmer, Hank Greenspun, and Charlie Winters boldly defy the Neutrality Act and chance convictions by way of deciding to buy twenty-three former Nazi Messerschmitt Bf-109s in Czechoslovakia, portray out the swastikas at the tails with Jewish stars of David, and smuggling them to Israel; founding a “Panamanian” airline and flying seven huge airplane out of Panama “to do an aerial survey,” yet by no means returning; securing a big cache of ammunition from a sympathetic junk broker in Hawaii; smuggling guns to Mexico on a hijacked yacht, and eventually delivery them “to Nationalist China” – through Israel.

Stripped of such a lot in their rights as US voters, Schwimmer is recruited to begin a small airplane upkeep plant in Israel, for you to turn into Israel plane Industries, a billion-dollar-a-year operation; Greenspun purchases a defunct newspaper, which he becomes the Las Vegas sunlight and is one of the first to name witch-hunting Senator Joseph McCarthy to account; Winters returns to uploading and exporting fruit and diamonds among Israel and the United States.

After the 1967 Six-Day struggle, while France reneges on its dedication to promote Israel fifty complicated fighter jets, the trio manages to “steal” plans from a pleasant engineer in Geneva. inside six months Israel seems its personal homegrown Mach 2 fighter plane. And that’s simply the beginning.

International best-selling writer Hugo N. Gerstl has crafted a tantalizing, lucrative, magnificently readable travel de strength in accordance with the real lifestyles tales of 3 of Israel’s such a lot unheralded heroes, cementing and adorning his acceptance as a grasp storyteller.

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