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Forgotten 500 The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II

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ISBN-10: 0451224957

ISBN-13: 9780451224958

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gregory A. Freeman

List price: $17.00
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Now in paperbackthe amazing( James Bradley, New York Timesbestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers) never-before-told story of the greatest escape of the Second World War. In 1944 the OSS set out to recover more than 500 downed airmen trapped behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia. Classified for over half a century for political reasons, the full account of this unforgettable story of loyalty, self-sacrifice, and bravery is now being told for the first time.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Gregory A. Freeman is the author of Lay This Body Down: The 1921 Murders of Eleven Plantation Slaves. An award-winning journalist with twenty years' experience, he lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Introduction
We'll Get Them Out
Abandon Ship!
Counting Parachutes
Americanski?
Long Journey to Somewhere
Escaping Yugoslavia
Passports, Please
Man of the Year
Abandoned Ally
Screw the British
Goats' Milk and Hay Bread
An All-American Team
SOS ... Waiting for Rescue
Sure to Be a Rough Landing
Red. Red. Red.
Going Home Shoeless
Gales of the World
Secrets and Lies
Epilogue
Partial List of Airmen Rescued in Operation Halyard
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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