Coverart for item
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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Vicki Constantine Croke
Title variation
Inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II
Creator
Subject
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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Croke, Vicki
Dewey number
940.54/259591092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, J. H.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Elephant Company (Great Britain)
  • Bandoola (Elephant)
  • Animals in logging
  • Asiatic elephant
  • Working elephants
  • Animals
  • Burma
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • NATURE / Animals / General
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
Label
Elephant Company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II, Vicki Constantine Croke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-328) and index
Control code
BK0013945130
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9781400069330
Lccn
2013032280
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
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
Control code
BK0013945130
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9781400069330
Lccn
2013032280
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Central BranchBorrow it
      10 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, 48236, US
      42.393738 -82.905326
    • Ewald BranchBorrow it
      15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park, MI, 48230, US
      42.377005 -82.937270
Processing Feedback ...