The Resource Elephant Company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II, Vicki Croke, (electronic resource)

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

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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
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Elephant Company
Title remainder
the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II
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Vicki 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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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"--
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Croke, Vicki
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940.54/259591092
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.6
LC item number
.C76 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Williams, J. H.
  • Bandoola (Elephant)
  • Elephant Company (Great Britain)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Animals in logging
  • Asiatic elephant
  • Working elephants
  • Animals
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • NATURE / Animals / General
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • HISTORY / Europe / Western
  • 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 Croke, (electronic resource)
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Includes index
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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1 online resource.
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9780679603993
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)882915096
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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 Croke, (electronic resource)
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http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=9C50C116-4ABB-45C1-B189-94BD4AF1BC7E
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780679603993
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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9c50c116-4abb-45c1-b189-94bd4af1bc7e
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remote
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(OCoLC)882915096

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