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

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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.

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Classified for over half a century for political reasons, this is 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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400155224
Author:
Freeman, Gregory A.
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Lawlor, Patrick Girard
Read:
Lawlor, Patrick Girard
Author:
Lawlor, Patrick
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in 0.2 lb
Media Run Time:
660

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