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

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Penguin, 2008 - History - 313 pages
27 Reviews
Now in paperback the "amazing"( James Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of Flags 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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Review: The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the GreatestRescue Mission of World War II

User Review  - Sam Belsterling - Goodreads

Absolutely amazing, and gripping story. If you have any interest in WWII, or in stories of the tenacity of human spirit even in the face of insurmountable odds, you need to read this. Read full review

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

User Review  - Aaron Thomas - Goodreads

The Forgotten 500 is great book about the "greatest rescue mission of WW2." The books main purpose is to help the reader realize the bravery and sacrifice of General Draza Mihailovich who commanded ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
xi
Well Get Them Out
1
Abandon Ship
10
Counting Parachutes
26
Americanski?
37
Long Journey to Somewhere
59
Escaping Yugoslavia
79
Passports Please
99
Goats Milk and Hay Bread
168
An AllAmerican Team
183
SOS Waiting for Rescue
189
Sure to Be a Rough Landing
199
Red Red Red
213
Going Home Shoeless
225
Gales of the World
240
Secrets and Lies
267

Man of the Year
113
Abandoned Ally
129
Screw the British
147
Epilogue
274
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

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.

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