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Lost in Shangri-La : A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

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As WW II comes to a close, 24 military sightseers take a flying joyride over the remote mountains of New Guinea. The plane crashes and the only survivors are a beautiful WAC and 2 G.I.s. All three are injured, unreachable by ordinary means, surrounded by startled stone-age warrior tribes and cut off from a 200-mile journey to the coast by thousands of hostile Japanese soldiers. The military inserts a squad of Filipino-American paratroopers and their gung-ho commander to aid the survivors. The tale moves briskly forward with breathtaking acts of courage and bravery, first-contact cultural chauvinism and miscommunication, and insightful sociological commentary. The “solution” to the disaster is a bold plan to extract the survivors using a cargo plane with a big hook. Captivating, exhilarating, heartbreaking. Check our Catalog



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