Black Ops reveals how elite special operations units in different countries carry out their high-risk assignments and shares the inside story of some of the most dramatic military actions in recent history through expert testimony and dramatic reconstructions.
Operation Thunderbolt This is the real story of the legendary Raid on Entebbe. On 27th June 1976 terrorists hi-jacked Air France Flight 139 en route from Tel Aviv to Paris. On board are 246 passengers, most of them Jews. They are taken to Entebbe, Uganda and are held hostage in the airport terminal. Even though Uganda is thousands of miles away, across hostile territory, Israel's defence minister, Shimon Peres decides to launch a rescue mission. It is a job for Sayeret Matkal, the most elite unit in the Israeli Defence Force. Featuring interviews with surviving hostages, members of Sayeret Matkal and Peres himself this is the inside story of the most remarkable special forces mission of them all.