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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

Author: Gregory A Freeman
Publisher: New York : Nal Caliber, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1944 the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped and sheltered for months by villagers behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia. Classified for over half a century for political reasons, the full account of Operation Halyard, a story of loyalty, self-sacrifice, and bravery, is now being told for the first time.--From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Freeman, Gregory A.
Forgotten 500.
New York : Nal Caliber, ©2007
(OCoLC)608127879
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory A Freeman
ISBN: 9780451222121 0451222121 9780451224958 0451224957
OCLC Number: 85892369
Description: xv, 313 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: We'll get them out --
Abandon ship! --
Counting parachutes --
Americanski? --
Long journey to somewhere --
Escaping Yugoslavia --
Passports, please --
Man of the year --
Abandoned ally --
Screw the British --
Goats' milk and hay bread --
An all-American team --
SOS ... waiting for rescue --
Sure to be a rough landing --
Red. Red. Red. --
Going home shoeless --
Gales of the world --
Secrets and lies.
Other Titles: Forgotten five hundred
Responsibility: Gregory A. Freeman.
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In 1944 the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped and sheltered for months by villagers behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia. Classified for over half a century for political reasons, the full account of Operation Halyard, a story of loyalty, self-sacrifice, and bravery, is now being told for the first time.--From publisher description.

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Interesting, but could have been better

by KevinMorrow (WorldCat user published 2007-08-09) Fair Permalink
This is a really fascinating subject that doesn't get a lot of attention, something I hadn't heard much about. Freeman does a pretty decent job of telling interesting personal stories, rather than just reciting dry facts. In doing so, he captures well the passions of the participants in this incident...
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