The Boats Of Cherbourg: The Secret Israeli Operation That Revolutionized Naval Warfare



The Story Of The Revolutionary Missile Boat Used By Israel In The Yom Kippur WarThe Boats Of Cherbourg: The Secret Israeli Operation That Revolutionized Naval Warfare

Abraham Rabinovich is a journalist born and raised in New York City A graduate of Brooklyn College and a US Army veteran, he worked as a reporter for Newsday and arrived in Israel on the eve of the Six Day War After completing his first book, The Battle for Jerusalem, he joined the Jerusalem Post as a reporter and feature writer His freelance articles have been published in The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune and The New Republic, among other publications He is the author of six books, including The Yom Kippur War, The Boats of Cherbourg and Jerusalem on Earth He lives in Jerusalem and has two daughters and five grandchildren.

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  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • The Boats Of Cherbourg: The Secret Israeli Operation That Revolutionized Naval Warfare
  • Abraham Rabinovich
  • English
  • 02 October 2018
  • 1557507147

10 thoughts on “The Boats Of Cherbourg: The Secret Israeli Operation That Revolutionized Naval Warfare

  1. says:

    Great book about the development, acquisition and deployment of the early Sa ar missile boats of the Israeli Navy It is a story of ingenuity, daring and perseverance against the odds, all qualities than makes the Israeli nation one of the most unique in the world and how all this shaped modern naval warfare and Israel as an economic power in the Middle East Highly recommended.

  2. says:

    so, I dunno, I am conflicted as to how many stars to give it It is certainly not great literature, it was not balanced or academically serious, at least to the extent that I am able to judge such things, But it was quite entertaining, and as far as I can tell, reasonably well researched, if only from one perspective As a historical dramatization Yes, it s a solid four stars, bordering on five And really, who am I to criticize a thing for being written from a particular perspective we all so, I dunno, I am conflicted as to how many stars to give it It is certainly not great literature, it was not balanced or academically serious, at least to the extent that I am able to judge such things, But it was quite entertaining, and as far as I can tell, reasonably well researched, if only from one perspective As a historical dramatization Yes, it s a solid four stars, bordering on five And really, who am I to criticize a thing for being written from a particular perspective we all see the world from our own eyes, and contextualize it with our own experiences, and that is normal and natural I think, though, that I ve been reading too many of these sorts of books, and specifically from this point of view, and that sort of made me enjoy it less than I would have but that s not this book s fault

  3. says:

    The book has three intertwined stories The design of the Gabriel Missile and the Israeli missile boats in the 1960s, the quasi legal abduction of the boats from Cherbourg in 1969, and the combat experience of the Israeli Navy in the Yom Kippur war All the stories are interesting, and they fit together reasonably well Rabinovich is a journalist, not a historian, and the narrative has a journalistic feel to it, although the sourcing and research was comprehensive.I hadn t realized the Israelis w The book has three intertwined stories The design of the Gabriel Missile and the Israeli missile boats in the 1960s, the quasi legal abduction of the boats from Cherbourg in 1969, and the combat experience of the Israeli Navy in the Yom Kippur war All the stories are interesting, and they fit together reasonably well Rabinovich is a journalist, not a historian, and the narrative has a journalistic feel to it, although the sourcing and research was comprehensive.I hadn t realized the Israelis were the first to deploy missile boats I also hadn t realized that getting those boats required sneaking out of France illegally, causing a medium large international incident

  4. says:

    Great Story, marvellous workAlways fascinated by story war story and Israel This book let me know how a small nation use irregular thinking and effort to overcome difficulties.

  5. says:

    Very interesting story about the creation of themodern Israeli navy It touches on the development of Israel s tech defense sector with the creation of the Gabriel missile and early warning systems, a thrilling escape from France with 5 missile boats not everyday that a country has to steal boats that it owns , and ultimately how it this came together in the Yom Kippur war I ve read books on the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War, but can t recall ever hearing about the navy it s a story w Very interesting story about the creation of themodern Israeli navy It touches on the development of Israel s tech defense sector with the creation of the Gabriel missile and early warning systems, a thrilling escape from France with 5 missile boats not everyday that a country has to steal boats that it owns , and ultimately how it this came together in the Yom Kippur war I ve read books on the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War, but can t recall ever hearing about the navy it s a story worth reading about

  6. says:

    The Israeli Saar class missile boat was not the first missile boat, of course USSR s Komar class boat was and it started a new era However, Komar was only a missile carrier It was still far away from being a weapon system What Israel Navy did was to create an integrated weapon platform that were well planned, constructed, and operated and went beyond just being a missile wagon In that sense, Saar did start a revolution.

  7. says:

    Excellent accountThis is a well written account of a fascinating series of events which have had a profound effect on modern warfare One of the things which emerges is that creative individuals who can think out of the box can have a decisive effect where less creative people fail The book reads like a spy novel but it is solid history.

  8. says:

    An amazing story of a revolution in modern seapower the development and use of modern missile boats by the Israelis The missile boats are the descendants of the patrol torpedo PT boats and gunboats of the Second World War.

  9. says:

    Outstanding Not only is the topic very interesting, but the author structured the book to make it interesting, and he also writes in a very engaging manner Highly recommended, now one of my favorite military books of all time.

  10. says:

    The book is non fiction written in the traditions of the best spy novels If you love excellent political thriller, interested in the modern history of navy warfare you will enjoy it tremendously.

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