The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save lives in World War II.
Lt. Col. James Howard Williams, also known as Elephant Bill, is a man who loves animals. He also understands them. After service in the Great War he applies for a job as an elephant wallah with the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation. With the assistance of Bandoola, a magnificent bull elephant on the cusp of his prime years, Williams creates the blueprint for an “elephant school” in Burma. The school quickly becomes a “company” as Williams and his elephants report for duty and defy the Japanese during WWII. Croke paints a rich and intimate portrait of a fascinating man living in extraordinary circumstances, and the even more extraordinary people — and elephants — surrounding him. Check Our Catalog