Against All Odds - The Magnificent Trio That Built the by Hugo N. Gerstl

U S Historical Fiction

By Hugo N. Gerstl

1947 – The UN proclaims that the British Mandate over Palestine will come to an finish. In might 1948 Israel and Arab Palestine can be divided into autonomous states. The Arab international reacts instantly: there'll be no Jewish nation; it is going to be pushed into the ocean! Sixty-five million Arabs opposed to 600 thousand Israeli Jews. Britain has washed its palms of the matter. the USA, below the guise of the Neutrality Act, makes it a legal for any American to provide each side with any arms.

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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