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The Resource Elephant company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II, Vicki Constantine Croke, (book club in a bag)

Elephant company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II, Vicki Constantine Croke, (book club in a bag)

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Elephant company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II
Title
Elephant company
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the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Vicki Constantine Croke
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1920, Billy Williams came to colonial Burma as a 2forest man3 for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence and character of the great animals who hauled logs through the jungle, he became a gifted 2elephant wallah.3 In Elephant Company, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams{u2019}s growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage, trust, and gratitude. Elephant Company is also a tale of war and daring. When Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite British Force 136 and operated behind enemy lines. His war elephants carried supplies, helped build bridges, and transported the sick and elderly over treacherous mountain terrain. As the occupying authorities put a price on his head, Williams and his elephants faced their most perilous test. Elephant Company, cornered by the enemy, attempted a desperate escape: a risky trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow. Part biography, part war epic, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known chapter in the annals of wartime heroism
Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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Croke, Vicki
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Williams, J. H.
  • Bandoola
  • Elephant Company (Great Britain)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Animals in logging
  • Asiatic elephant
  • Working elephants
  • Animals
  • Burma
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Elephant company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II, Vicki Constantine Croke, (book club in a bag)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index and bibliographical references
Control code
2014036966
Extent
10 books in a bag
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780812981650
Lccn
2014036966
Label
Elephant company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II, Vicki Constantine Croke, (book club in a bag)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index and bibliographical references
Control code
2014036966
Extent
10 books in a bag
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780812981650
Lccn
2014036966

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