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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

Elephant Company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II, Vicki Constantine Croke

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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
Title remainder
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
Title variation
Inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"J.H. "Billy" Williams always had an affinity for animals. So, when he responded to job offer with the East India Company to work with logging elephants his family wasn't surprised, though worried that he had already come back from World War I in one piece, would he be so lucky with India? Not only did he find his calling with the elephants in India, Billy and his elephants became war heroes. At the onset of World War II, Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own "Hannibal Trek." Billy Williams became a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them, but his story has since been forgotten. Part biography, part war story, and part wildlife adventure, Croke delivers an utterly charming narrative and an important, little-known piece of the legacy of World War II"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Croke, Vicki
Dewey number
940.54/259591092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.6
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, J. H.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Elephant Company (Great Britain)
  • Bandoola (Elephant)
  • 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
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9781400069330
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2013032280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, photographs
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
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9781400069330
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2013032280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, photographs

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