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The Resource Savage will : the daring escape of Americans trapped behind Nazi lines, Timothy M. Gay

Savage will : the daring escape of Americans trapped behind Nazi lines, Timothy M. Gay

Label
Savage will : the daring escape of Americans trapped behind Nazi lines
Title
Savage will
Title remainder
the daring escape of Americans trapped behind Nazi lines
Statement of responsibility
Timothy M. Gay
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Savage Will brings to life a remarkable story of perseverance, heroism, and survival: the true tale of the American medics and nurses who endured two months in Nazi-occupied Albania, and the fearless citizens and Allied intelligence officers who risked all to save them. On a cold morning in war-ravaged Sicily in 1943, men and women of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Squadron boarded a routine flight to the Italian mainland to care for wounded soldiers. En route, their plane became lost in storm clouds looming over the Adriatic Sea, drifted hundreds of miles off course, and crash-landed in remote mountainous Albania. Stranded without proper winter clothing or even weapons, the Americans were trapped hundreds of blizzard-plagued miles from Allied lines, in a country torn apart by rival bands of pro- and anti-German guerrillas. What followed is the most thrilling untold story of World War II -- a saga that would ensnare a cast of hundreds, from President Roosevelt and top Allied intelligence officials to a host of brave Albanian Resistance fighters, the British and U.S. Mediterranean air forces, and the gritty officers sent behind enemy lines to rescue them: a dashing English lieutenant and a tenacious American captain. Hunted by German soldiers, the American castaways were forced to rely on what one survivor called their "savage will" to elude their enemy and ultimately find their way to freedom. Savage Will is a testament to a generation who defied all odds"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/21965
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D766.7.A4
LC item number
G39 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Savage will : the daring escape of Americans trapped behind Nazi lines, Timothy M. Gay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Saving the "Flower of American Womanhood" -- Lost in the Fog of War -- Furtuna over the Ionian -- The Crash-Landing- Americano! Americano! -- Surreal Heroes in Berat -- Separation- The Germans Attack -- Surviving the Blizzard on Mount Tomorrit -- Averting a German Avalanche -- The Air Rescue Goes Awry -- Crawling Around the Enemy -- Final Dash to Freedom -- Rescuing the Missing Three -- Epilogue: Never Too Late to Salute Heroes
Control code
ocn837144484
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451419132
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013015549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Savage will : the daring escape of Americans trapped behind Nazi lines, Timothy M. Gay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Saving the "Flower of American Womanhood" -- Lost in the Fog of War -- Furtuna over the Ionian -- The Crash-Landing- Americano! Americano! -- Surreal Heroes in Berat -- Separation- The Germans Attack -- Surviving the Blizzard on Mount Tomorrit -- Averting a German Avalanche -- The Air Rescue Goes Awry -- Crawling Around the Enemy -- Final Dash to Freedom -- Rescuing the Missing Three -- Epilogue: Never Too Late to Salute Heroes
Control code
ocn837144484
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451419132
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013015549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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