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    a double of Aminís black Mercedes

    Can anyone explain to me what the author is talking about please? I don't get the part in bold


    "Paul Knight had been a friend of mine for a long time, going all the way back to Entebbe. The idea to use a double of Aminís black Mercedes, that was him"

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    Re: a double of Aminís black Mercedes

    The Israeli forces landed at Entebbe at 23:00 IST, with their cargo bay doors already open. A black Mercedes that looked like President Idi Amin's vehicle and Land Rovers that usually accompanied Amin's Mercedes were brought along. The Israelis hoped they could use them to bypass security checkpoints. When the C130s landed, Israeli assault team members drove the vehicles to the terminal building in the same fashion as Amin.[11][38] As they approached the terminal, two Ugandan sentries, aware that Idi Amin had recently purchased a white Mercedes, ordered the vehicles to stop.[39] The commandos disabled the sentries using silenced pistols, but did not kill them.[11]


    Operation Entebbe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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