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The Resource Elephant company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II, by Vicki Constantine Croke, (large print)

Elephant company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II, by Vicki Constantine Croke, (large print)

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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
Title
Elephant company
Title remainder
the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II
Statement of responsibility
by Vicki Constantine Croke
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Billy Williams came to colonial Burma in 1920, fresh from service in World War I, to a job as a "forest man" for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence, character, and even humor of the great animals who hauled logs through the remote jungles, he became a gifted "elephant wallah." Increasingly skilled at treating their illnesses and injuries, he also championed more humane treatment for them, even establishing an elephant "school" and "hospital." The friendship of one magnificent tusker in particular, Bandoola, would be revelatory. Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams's growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage, trust, and gratitude. But Elephant Company is also a tale of war and daring. When Imperial Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite Force 136, the British dirty tricks department, operating behind enemy lines. His war elephants would carry supplies, build bridges, and transport the sick and elderly over treacherous mountain terrain. Now well versed in the ways of the jungle, an older, wiser Williams even added to his stable by smuggling more elephants out of Japanese-held territory. As the occupying authorities put a price on his head, Williams and his elephants faced his most perilous test. In a Hollywood-worthy climax, Elephant Company, cornered by the enemy, attempted a desperate escape: a risky trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Croke, Vicki
Dewey number
940.54/259591092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D767.6
LC item number
.C76 2014b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, J. H.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Elephant Company (Great Britain)
  • Bandoola
  • Animals in logging
  • Asiatic elephant
  • Working elephants
  • Animals
  • Burma
  • Large type books
Label
Elephant company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II, by Vicki Constantine Croke, (large print)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891185821
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
619 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410476005
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)891185821
Label
Elephant company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II, by Vicki Constantine Croke, (large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891185821
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
619 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410476005
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)891185821

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