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
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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
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Inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II
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eng
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  • Tells the story of James Howard "Billy" Williams, who found his calling working with elephants in India, formed Elephant Company at the onset of World War II, and played an instrumental role in defeating the Japanese in Burma
  • "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
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index present
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D767.6
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.C76 2014
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non fiction
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  • Williams, J. H.
  • Elephant Company (Great Britain)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bandoola (Elephant)
  • Animals in logging
  • Asiatic elephant
  • Working elephants
  • Animals
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • NATURE / Animals / General
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • 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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9780679603993
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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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unknown
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Includes index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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9780679603993
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