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Author Freeman, Gregory A.

Title The forgotten 500: the untold story of the men who risked all for the greatest rescue mission of World War II [Hoopla electronic resource] / Gregory A. Freeman.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2007.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (660 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Patrick Lawlor.
Summary The astonishing, never-before-told story of the greatest rescue mission of World War II-when the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped behind enemy lines...During a bombing campaign, hundreds of American airmen were shot down in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. Local Serbian villagers risked their own lives to give refuge to the soldiers, and for months the airmen lived in hiding, waiting for rescue. In 1944, Operation Halyard was born. The risks were incredible. The starving Americans in Yugoslavia had to construct a landing strip-without tools, without alerting the Germans, and without endangering the villagers. And the rescue planes had to make it through enemy airspace and back-without getting shot down themselves. 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. The Forgotten 500 is the breathtaking, behind-the-scenes look at the greatest escape of World War II.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Operation Halyard, 1944. -- Sound recordings.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Search and rescue operations -- Yugoslavia. -- Sound recordings.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations. -- Sound recordings.
Airmen -- United States -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Escapes -- Yugoslavia. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Lawlor, Patrick G. (Patrick Girard) Narrator.
hoopla digital.
Added Title Forgotten five hundred
ISBN 9781400125227 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1400125227 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT10756637
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