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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.

Croke, Vicki, author. (Author).
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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Discovery Bus LRG TYPE 940.54259 CROKE (Text) 37500004061871 Nonfiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch LP 940.5425 CROKE (Text) 33946002965700 Large Print . 2nd Floor Available -
LaGrange County Public Library - LaGrange LP 940.54 CRO (Text) 30477100796410 Adult: Large Print Nonfiction Available -
Lincoln Heritage Public Library - Dale LP 940.54 CRO (Text) 70743000142792 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Rochester Library LPNF 940.54 CRO (Text) 33187004113821 Large Print Nonfiction - R Available -
Seymour Main Library LRG TYPE 940.54259 CROKE (Text) 37500004061863 Large Type Available -
Thorntown Public Library - Thorntown 940.54 CRO (Text) 30034001180952 Adult Non-Fiction Books Available -
Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield LP940.54 Croke (Text) 78292000344080 Adult Large Print Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410476005 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1410476006 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 619 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: Billy Williams came to Burma in 1920 fresh from service in World War I, 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 jungles, he became a gifted "elephant wallah." When the Japanese invaded in 1942, Williams joined Force 136, the British dirty tricks department. His war elephants carried supplies, built bridges, and transported the sick and elderly. And when a price was put on his head, they set out on a Hollywood-worthy escape.
Subject: Williams, J. H. (James Howard), 1897-
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Burma.
Elephant Company (Great Britain)
Bandoola (Elephant)
Animals in logging > Burma > History > 20th century.
Asiatic elephant > Burma > History > 20th century.
Working elephants > Burma > History > 20th century.
Animals > War use > History > 20th century.
Burma > History > Japanese occupation, 1942-1945.
Genre: Large type books.

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