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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
Author
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 850 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
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gay, Timothy M
Dewey number
940.54/21965
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D766.7.A4
LC item number
G39 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Medical personnel
  • Nurses
  • Combat survival
  • Escapes
  • Rescues
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Savage will : the daring escape of Americans trapped behind Nazi lines, Timothy M. Gay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 333 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780451419149
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894095045
  • 2045152
  • (OCoLC)894095045
  • (OCoLC)ocn894095045
  • 2045152
Label
Savage will : the daring escape of Americans trapped behind Nazi lines, Timothy M. Gay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 333 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780451419149
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894095045
  • 2045152
  • (OCoLC)894095045
  • (OCoLC)ocn894095045
  • 2045152

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