The Forgotten 500

The Forgotten 500

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

Book - 2007
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
"During a bombing campaign over Romanian oil fields, hundreds of American airmen were shot down in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. Local Siberian villagers risked their own lives to give refuge to the soldiers, and for months the airmen lived in hiding, protected by farmers and peasants, waiting for rescue." "In 1944, Operation Halyard was born. The risks were incredible. The starving Americans in Yugoslavia had to construct a landing strip large enough for C-47 cargo planes - without tools, without alerting the Germans, and without endangering the villagers. And the cargo planes had to make it through enemy airspace and back without getting shot down themselves." "Suppressed for more than half a century for political reasons, the full account of this story of loyalty, self-sacrifice, and bravery is now being told for the first time ever."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Nal Caliber, c2007
ISBN: 0451222121
9780451222121
Branch Call Number: 940.542197 FRE
Characteristics: xv, 313 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Forgotten five hundred

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Bgwald Feb 27, 2012

Amazing true story. Was on the edge of my seat. Highly recommend.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at KCLS

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top