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

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"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"--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facetAnimals -- War use -- History -- 20th century
Animals in logging -- Burma -- History -- 20th century
Asiatic elephant -- Burma -- History -- 20th century
Audiobooks
Bandoola (Elephant)
Burma -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945
DIGITAL COMPACT DISC
Elephant Company (Great Britain)
Williams, J. H. -- (James Howard), -- 1897-1958
Working elephants -- Burma -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Burma
title_displayElephant Company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II
title_fullElephant 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
Elephant company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II / Vicki Constantine Croke
title_shortElephant Company
title_subthe inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II
topic_facetAnimals
Animals in logging
Asiatic elephant
Audiobooks
Bandoola (Elephant)
Biography & Autobiography
Campaigns
History
Military
Nonfiction
War use
Williams, J. H
Working elephants
World War, 1939-1945