The True Story Of The Cold War'S Greatest Escape
de Frank Iszak
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On the afternoon of 13 July 1956, seven desperate young people boarded a commercial flight in the People's Republic of Hungary and hijacked it (the first in history), diverted to West Germany and claimed political asylum. They had no weapons, no map, and no idea whether the plane carried enough fuel to get them there. They would have to brave the gun of the security officer on board, the wild manoeuvres of the pilot, the Russian MiG fighters in hot pursuit, and a harrowing flight over the stormy Alps without navigation. One of the seven was Frank Iszak, a young journalist at the apex of the Communist terror in Hungary.