The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II (Paperback)

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    Gregory A. Freeman is an award-winning writer with more than 25 years in journalism. He is the author of Sailors to the End: The Deadly Fire on the USS Forrestal and the Heroes Who Fought It.
    Now in paperback the "amazing"( James Bradley, New York Times bestselling author ofFlags of Our Fathers) never-before-told story of the greatest escape of the Second World War.

    In 1944 the OSS set out to recover more than 500 downed airmen trapped behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia. Classified for over half a century for political reasons, the full account of this unforgettable story of loyalty, self-sacrifice, and bravery is now being told for the first time.

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    ISBN 9780451224958
    Genre HISTORY / Military / World War II
    Format Paperback
    Pages 313
    Publisher Date 2008-09-02 00:00:00.0
    Publisher New Amer Library
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.9 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Freeman, Gregory A.

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    • The Forgotten 500

      This is an excellent read. A fast paced page turner. Gregory Freeman takes time to explain the political situation of the past in Yugoslavia and how it relates to the present while narrating one heck of a true life adventure story. This previously untold story of risk, heroism, danger, luck, and success is proof that truth is far more interesting than fiction. A person would have a difficulty time inventing these events. Buy this book and read it. You will be entertained and will learn a lot about a part of the world that most US residents don't really understand. Hopefully someone will make this into a movie.

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