Friday, July 22, 2011

Thomas J. Craughwell / Great Rescues of World War II: Stories of Adventure, Daring and Sacrifice / Mihailovich's story among those featured


World War II gave rise to some of history's most gripping stories of courage and heroism. Some of the rescues recounted here involve 'the greatest generation', the soldiers, sailors and airmen who risked all for their brothers and sisters in arms; others concern civilians who hid Jews in their homes or helped Allied soldiers trapped behind enemy lines. And there are deeply personal stories, too, such as Lucie Aubrac's audacious plan to liberate her husband from a Gestapo prison. Common to all - the deep reserves of courage and humanity that led ordinary men and women to risk, and even sacrifice, their lives in order to rescue those in mortal danger. Key points: written in an engaging, accessible, lively tone; the text can be dipped into, or read at one sitting; divided into two parts, moving from the European theatre to the war in Asia, the book presents 24 audacious true stories; beautifully presented with contemporary photographs to support the text. Draza Mihailovich's story is one of the featured stories.

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Pier 9, Murdoch Books (21 Sep 2009)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1741964520
ISBN-13: 978-1741964523


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