Against All Odds - The Magnificent Trio That Built the by Hugo N. Gerstl
By Hugo N. Gerstl
Americans Al Schwimmer, Hank Greenspun, and Charlie Winters boldly defy the Neutrality Act and danger convictions by means of paying for 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 an enormous cache of ammunition from a sympathetic junk broker in Hawaii; smuggling guns to Mexico on a hijacked yacht, and finally 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 plane upkeep plant in Israel, with a view 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 without doubt 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 warfare, whilst France reneges on its dedication to promote Israel fifty complex fighter jets, the trio manages to “steal” plans from a pleasant engineer in Geneva. inside of 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 journey de strength in accordance with the real lifestyles tales of 3 of Israel’s such a lot unheralded heroes, cementing and embellishing his popularity as a grasp storyteller.
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