The Forgotten 500

Author: Gregory A. Freeman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101032343
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The astonishing, never before told story of the greatest rescue mission of World War II—when the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia... During a bombing campaign over Romanian oil fields, hundreds of American airmen were shot down in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. Local Serbian farmers and peasants risked their own lives to give refuge to the soldiers while they waited for rescue, and in 1944, Operation Halyard was born. The risks were incredible. The starving Americans in Yugoslavia had to construct a landing strip large enough for C-47 cargo planes—without tools, without alerting the Germans, and without endangering the villagers. And the cargo planes had to make it through enemy airspace and back—without getting shot down themselves. 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 ever. The Forgotten 500 is the gripping, behind-the-scenes look at the greatest escape of World War II. “Amazing [and] riveting.”—James Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers

Summary Of The Forgotten 500

Author: Abbey Beathan
Publisher: Abbey Beathan Publishing
ISBN: 9781690407249
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The Forgotten 500 by Gregory A. Freeman - Book Summary - Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) The untold story of the greatest rescue mission of World War II is finally out in the open. The amazing story of American airmen trapped in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. There is much to talk about this tale: the kindness of local Serbian farmers and peasants who put everything on the line in order to give a helping hand to the American soldiers, how they all thought their lives were over but the most amazing part of this tale, is how they were rescued. In this book, you'll read all about Operation Halyard; the legendary rescue mission. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "A sense of duty pursues us ever. It is omnipresent, like the Deity. If we take to ourselves the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, duty performed or duty violated is still with us, for our happiness or our misery." - Gregory A. Freeman Operation Halyard had to be executed perfectly. The starving Americans needed to construct a large strip large enough for the rescue plane without tools and without alerting the Germans or endangering the villagers. On top of that, the cargo plane had to make it through highly guarded airspace without being shot down. Due to political reasons, the story was buried but now we can read for the first time ever how these American airmen survived with all odds stacked against them. A story of loyalty, self-sacrifice and human kindness. A thrilling and touching tale that will keep you hooked until the end. P.S. The Forgotten 500 is an extremely interesting book about the most amazing rescue that happened in WWII. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

Fighting Elites

Author: John C. Fredriksen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598848100
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• Initial chapters provide an overview of all American special purpose units • A bibliography points to additional reading and sources of information • 50 illustrations of famous leaders, uniforms, and troops in the field • A highly detailed chronology of all known special forces activities

Office Of Strategic Services 1942 45

Author: Eugene Liptak
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849080984
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The Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the CIA, was founded in 1942 by William 'Wild Bill' Donovan under the direction of President Roosevelt. Agents were enlisted from both the armed services and civilians to produce operational groups specialising in different foreign areas including Italy, Norway, Yugoslavia and China. In 1944 the number of men and women working in the service totalled nearly 13,500. This intriguing story of the origins and development of the American espionage forces covers all of the different departments involved, with a particular emphasis on the courageous teams operating in the field. The volume is illustrated with many photographs, including images from the film director John Ford who led the OSS Photographic Unit and parachuted into Burma in 1943.

Savage Will

Author: Timothy M. Gay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101617535
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In the tradition of incredible true stories from The Great Escape to Argo, Savage Will recounts a tale of survival, daring, and evasion behind enemy lines: that of American medics and nurses stranded for two months in Nazi-occupied Albania. In 1943, men and women of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Squadron boarded a routine flight from Sicily to the Italian mainland to care for wounded soldiers. En route, their plane drifted hundreds of miles off course and crash-landed in remote mountainous Albania. The unarmed Americans were trapped hundreds of blizzard-plagued miles from Allied lines, in a country torn apart by rival bands of pro- and anti-German guerrillas. Hunted by German soldiers, the castaways relied on what one survivor called their “savage will” to elude their enemy and find their way to freedom. What followed is the most thrilling untold story of World War II—a saga reaching from President Roosevelt and top Allied intelligence officials to a host of brave Albanian Resistance fighters, the British and U.S. Mediterranean air forces, and the dashing English lieutenant and the tenacious American captain sent behind enemy lines to carry out a heroic rescue.

Troubled Water

Author: Gregory A. Freeman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230100541
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In the vein of Crimson Tide, with action pulled straight from a high seas thriller, this is the exciting story of a mutiny that the U.S. Navy denies to this day. In 1972, the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk was headed to her station in the Gulf of Tonkin when many of the five thousand men cooped up for the longest at-sea tour of the unpopular war rioted -- or, as Freeman claims, mutinied. Most disturbingly, the lines were drawn racially, black against white. By the time order was restored, careers were forever ruined, but the incident became a turning point for race relations in the Navy. Through careful and unprecedented examination of the official record and eyewitness accounts, Freeman refutes the official story of the incident, and makes a convincing case for the first mutiny in U.S. Navy history.

The Wooden Horse

Author: Eric Williams
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629140325
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An epic adventure—the most brilliant escape and evasion from the Nazis ever written. Eric Williams, a Royal Air Force bomber captain, was shot down over Germany in 1942 and imprisoned in Stalag Luft III, the infamous German POW camp. Digging an underground tunnel hidden beneath a wooden vaulting horse, he managed to escape after ten months and, accompanied by a fellow officer, made his way back to England. In this thinly fictionalized retelling, Williams relates his story in three distinct phases: the construction of a tunnel (its entrance camouflaged by the wooden vaulting horse in the exercise yard) and hiding the large quantities of sand he dug; the escape; and the journey on foot and by train to the port of Stettin, where Williams and his fellow escapee stowed away aboard a Danish ship, the Norensen. From painstakingly digging the tunnel to secretly depositing the dirt and gravel around the camp to dodging searchlights and search dogs and climbing barbed wire fences, this is an escape story hard to beat. For sheer heroism, courage, and perseverance, this classic is arguably the most ingenious POW escape of WWII. The Wooden Horse became a legend among servicemen long before its publication in 1949 and has remained one ever since. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Inspired

Author: Ibrahim Mustapha
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781099214769
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The stories in this book will get you pumped and fired up, some will make you shed tears and others will make you smile, none will leave you indifferent. Are you ready to change the world? Then Grab your Copy of this book and enjoy the rideThe intention of this book is to provide short, reliable, and inspirational stories of hope, persistence, and resilience that most renowned Speakers like Les Brown, Jim Rohn, Joel Osteen, Brian Tracy, John Maxwell, Joel Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, T.D Jakes, Michelle Obama, Joyce Meyer, Eric Thomas, Rhonda Byrne, Tim Feriss, Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs and others use to inspire or incite their audience into action during their Presentations or interviews.In this book, you'll learn how to apply the Short Motivational Stories and wisdom in all aspect of your life, Health money, relationships, happiness, Business, Career and in all aspects of your living on earth. For this book, I have watched and read over 500 motivational stories and Videos from Books and Best Selling Authors to get ideas for the collection of these stories. Below are some of the Books and Authors I have studied to write this book and I will strongly recommend you to buy and read some of the books here: 'Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life''The 10X Rule' The Only Difference Between Success and Failure - Grant Cardone 'You Can Heal Your Life' - Louise L. Hay The Power of Positive Thinking: 10 Traits for Maximum Results by Norman Vincent Peale 'Money Master the Game' 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins 'The Magic of Thinking Big' David SchwartzHow to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie, Andrew MacMillan, et al'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck' A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson How to stop worrying & start living by Dale Carnegie 'Spilled Milk' Based On A True Story by K.L Randis The Girl Who Lived: A Thrilling Suspense Novel by Christopher Greyson 'The Hideaway' - Lauren K. Denton 'The Silent Wife' A gripping emotional page turner with a twist that will take your breath away by Kerry Fisher 'Beneath a Scarlet' - Mark Sullivan 'The Life We Bury' - Allen Eskens 'The Beach House' - Mary Alice Monroe 'Best Seller' - Susan May An Innocent Client (Joe Dillard Series Book 1) by Scott Pratt 'Start with Why' How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek 'The Rooster Bar' The New York Times and Sunday Times Number One Bestseller by John Grisham 'The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari' A Remarkable Story About Living Your Dreams by Robin Sharma 'The Millionaire Next Door' The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich by Cotter Smith, Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D., et al.'The Forgotten 500' The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All ... the GreatestRescue Mission of World War II by Gregory A. Freeman 'Terrific' - THE TIMES Crime Book of the Month'Smart, sophisticated suspense' - LEE CHILD'Absolutely brilliant' - STEPHEN FRY'A totally original psychological mystery' - DAVID BALDACCI'One of the best thrillers I've read this year' - CARA HUNTER'The pace and finesse of a master' - BBC CULTURE'The Passive Income Playbook' The Simple, Proven, Step-by-Step System You Can Use to Turn Your Expertise Into Passive Income - in the Next 30 Days (Digital Marketing Mastery Book 1) by Raza ImamGirl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were by Rachel HollisThe stories here will open your mind and give you valuable insights regarding Love, happiness, success, money, achievement, overcoming challenges, relationships, hope, life, happiness, family, leadership, dreams, appreciation, adversity, moving on, perseverance, inspiring words, encouraging, thoughts, faith, inspiring sayings, friendship quotes, famous people, motivation and children.Discover the book which has the potential of