The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II, Gregory A. Freeman
  • List: $19.99  |  Sale: $13.99
    Club: $9.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

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

Author: Gregory A. Freeman

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor

Unabridged: 10 hr 40 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 10/08/2007

Genre: History

Synopsis

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... During a bombing campaign, hundreds of American airmen were shot down in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. Local Serbian villagers risked their own lives to give refuge to the soldiers, and for months the airmen lived in hiding, waiting for rescue. In 1944, Operation Halyard was born. The risks were incredible. The starving Americans in Yugoslavia had to construct a landing strip—without tools, without alerting the Germans, and without endangering the villagers. And the rescue 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. The Forgotten 500 is the breathtaking, behind-the-scenes look at the greatest escape of World War II.

Recommended

Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, and Other Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History, Michael Farquhar
Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Ameri...
by Michael Farquhar

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Johnny Heller
Published: 05/23/2008

The Rise and Fall of Alexandria Birthplace of the Modern Mind, Justin Pollard
The Rise and Fall of Alexandria
by Justin Pollard

List: $20.49

Sale: $14.34

Club: $10.24

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 11/01/2006

The Library Book, Susan Orlean
The Library Book
by Susan Orlean

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: Susan Orlean
Published: 10/16/2018

The Last Stand of Fox Company A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat, Tom Clavin
The Last Stand of Fox Company
by Tom Clavin

List: $20.49

Sale: $14.34

Club: $10.24

Narrator: Michael Prichard
Published: 03/30/2009

The Crusades The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge
The Crusades
by Thomas Asbridge

List: $48.99

Sale: $34.30

Club: $24.49

Narrator: Derek Perkins
Published: 08/16/2016

The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson
The Ghost Map
by Steven Johnson

List: $17.99

Sale: $12.59

Club: $8.99

Narrator: Alan Sklar
Published: 12/01/2006

Adams vs. Jefferson The Tumultuous Election of 1800, John Ferling
Adams vs. Jefferson
by John Ferling

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Jack Garrett
Published: 01/14/2008

The Worst Hard Time The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, Timothy Egan
The Worst Hard Time
by Timothy Egan

List: $20.49

Sale: $14.34

Club: $10.24

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Published: 02/08/2006

The Meditations Of Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius
The Meditations Of Marcus Aurelius
by Marcus Aurelius

List: $15.97

Sale: $11.18

Club: $7.98

Narrator: Andy Stevens
Published: 08/24/2020
{"id":"240696","ean":"9781400175222","abr":"Unabridged","title":"The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II","subtitle":"The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II","author":"Gregory A. Freeman","rating_average":"4","narrator":"Patrick Lawlor","ubr_id":"240696","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"19.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"11.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Patrick Lawlor","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 10 hr 40 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}