The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II (MP3 CD)

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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... 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.

About the Author


Gregory A. Freeman is an award-winning writer with over twenty-five years in journalism.

An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, Patrick Lawlor is also an accomplished stage actor.

Praise For…


"A master storyteller" ---Doug Stanton, bestselling author of In Harm's Way



Product Details
ISBN: 9781400155224
ISBN-10: 1400155223
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: October 8th, 2007
Language: English