By the Rivers of Babylon - Prologue, France: St. Nazaire Summary & Analysis

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Prologue, France: St. Nazaire Summary

Nuri Salameh works as an electrician on a Concorde. Nuri nervously keeps an eye out for others, while checking the final assembly of the tail section of the plane. After checking with the inspector that the tail section is ready to be closed, Nuri climbs up into the strut work of the tail. Removing a black box, he attaches the box to the interior of the tail near the top. Splicing a wire into the rear navigation light, he then runs the wire down the framework and molds it to the number 11 trim tank with white putty like substance.

Nuri then takes his bike and travels to the waterfront to the deserted area that once held the German U-boats during World War II. Ahmed Rish patiently asks Salameh if the job is done. Nuri confirms that the...

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