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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, Vicki Constantine Croke

Elephant Company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II, Vicki Constantine Croke

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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
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Vicki Constantine Croke
Title variation
Inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II
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Language
eng
Summary
"J.H. "Billy" Williams always had an affinity for animals. So, when he responded to job offer with the East India Company to work with logging elephants his family wasn't surprised, though worried that he had already come back from World War I in one piece, would he be so lucky with India? Not only did he find his calling with the elephants in India, Billy and his elephants became war heroes. At the onset of World War II, Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own "Hannibal Trek." Billy Williams became a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them, but his story has since been forgotten. Part biography, part war story, and part wildlife adventure, Croke delivers an utterly charming narrative and an important, little-known piece of the legacy of World War II"--
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Croke, Vicki Constantine
Dewey number
940.54/259591092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.6
LC item number
.C76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Williams, J. H.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Elephant Company (Great Britain)
  • Bandoola (Elephant)
  • Animals in logging
  • Asiatic elephant
  • Working elephants
  • Animals
  • Burma
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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, Vicki Constantine Croke
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Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-328) and index
  • Includes index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Map -- Part One. The making of an elephant wallah. Chapter 1. The shoulders of a giant ; Chapter 2. Into the jungle ; Chapter 3. Meeting the boss -- and the elephants ; Chapter 4. Initiation rites ; Chapter 5. How to read an elephant ; Chapter 6. The fairest tusker of them all ; Chapter 7. The burning boss ; Chapter 8. Sex, cricket, and blue cheese ; Chapter 9. School for men and elephants ; Chapter 10. Drunk on testosterone ; Chapter 11. Master class in trust and courage ; Chapter 12. The jungle family has no wife ; Chapter 13. "The murder of me" ; Chapter 14. Bandoola : hero or rogue? ; Chapter 15. A murder investigation ; Chapter 16. Rebels and reunions -- Part Two. Love and elephants. Chapter 17. Tiger hour ; Chapter 18. The cannibal islands ; Chapter 19. Sunlight and shadow ; Chapter 20. Into the cauldron -- Part Three. War elephants. Chapter 21. Fleeing Burma ; Chapter 22. No. 1 war elephant ; Chapter 23. The making of Elephant Bill ; Chapter 24. Elephant Company hits its stride ; Chapter 25. A crazy idea ; Chapter 26. The elephant stairway -- Epilogue
Control code
17920792
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9781400069330
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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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, Vicki Constantine Croke
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-328) and index
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Map -- Part One. The making of an elephant wallah. Chapter 1. The shoulders of a giant ; Chapter 2. Into the jungle ; Chapter 3. Meeting the boss -- and the elephants ; Chapter 4. Initiation rites ; Chapter 5. How to read an elephant ; Chapter 6. The fairest tusker of them all ; Chapter 7. The burning boss ; Chapter 8. Sex, cricket, and blue cheese ; Chapter 9. School for men and elephants ; Chapter 10. Drunk on testosterone ; Chapter 11. Master class in trust and courage ; Chapter 12. The jungle family has no wife ; Chapter 13. "The murder of me" ; Chapter 14. Bandoola : hero or rogue? ; Chapter 15. A murder investigation ; Chapter 16. Rebels and reunions -- Part Two. Love and elephants. Chapter 17. Tiger hour ; Chapter 18. The cannibal islands ; Chapter 19. Sunlight and shadow ; Chapter 20. Into the cauldron -- Part Three. War elephants. Chapter 21. Fleeing Burma ; Chapter 22. No. 1 war elephant ; Chapter 23. The making of Elephant Bill ; Chapter 24. Elephant Company hits its stride ; Chapter 25. A crazy idea ; Chapter 26. The elephant stairway -- Epilogue
Control code
17920792
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9781400069330
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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