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Elephant Company The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War IIE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKThe remarkable story of James Howard Billy Williams whose uncanny rapport with the worlds largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant BillIn 1920 Billy Williams came to colonial Burma as a forest man for a British teak company Mesmerized by the intelligence and character of the great animals who hauled logs through the jungle he became a gifted elephant wallah In Elephant Company Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williamss growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage trust and gratitude Elephant Company is also a tale of war and daring When Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942 Williams joined the elite British Force 136 and operated behind enemy lines His war elephants carried supplies helped build bridges and transported the sick and elderly over treacherous mountain terrain As the occupying authorities put a price on his head Williams and his elephants faced their most perilous test Elephant Company cornered by the enemy attempted a desperate escape a risky trek over the mountainous border to India with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow Part biography part war epic Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little known chapter in the annals of wartime heroismPraise for Elephant CompanyThis book is about farthan just the war or even elephants This is the story of friendship loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species Elephant Company is nothing less than a sweeping tale masterfully writtenSara Gruen The New York Times Book ReviewSplendidBlending biography history and wildlife biology Vicki Constantine Crokes story is an often moving account of Billy Williams who earned the sobriuet Elephant Bill and his unusual bond with the largest land mammals on earth The Boston Globe Some of the biggest heroes of World War II were even bigger than you thought You may never call the lion the king of the jungle again New York PostVicki Constantine Croke delivers an exciting tale of this elephant whisperercumwar hero while beautifully reminding us of the enduring bonds between animals and humansMitchell Zuckoff author of Lost in Shangri La andFrozen in Ti Excellent story; both before the war and during it It even finished off after the war and what happened to the main characters I found it very interesting and informative I did read Bandoola the Elephant many years ago so it was really good to read of him too

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ePub Ñ Elephant Company Download å Join or create book clubs ¼ [Reading] ➷ Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II By Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NONEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKThe remarkable story of James Howard Billy Williams whose uncanny rapport with the worlds largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant BillIn 1920 Billy Williams came to colonial Burma as a forest man for a British teak company Mesmerized by the intelligence and character of the great animals who hauled logs through the jungle he became a gifted elephant wallah In Elephant Company Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williamss growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage trust and gratitude Elephant Company is also a tale of war and daring When Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942 Williams joined the elite British Force 136 and operated behind enemy lines His war elephants carried supplies helped build bridges and transported the sick and elderly over treacherous mountain terrain As the occupying authorities put a price on his head Williams and his elephants faced their most perilous test Elephant Company cornered by the enemy attempted a desperate escape a risky trek over the mountainous border to India with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow Part biography part war epic Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little known chapter in the annals of wartime heroismPraise for Elephant CompanyThis book is about farthan just the war or even elephants This is the story of friendship loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species Elephant Company is nothing less than a sweeping tale masterfully writtenSara Gruen The New York Times Book ReviewSplendidBlending biography history and wildlife biology Vicki Constantine Crokes story is an often moving account of Billy Williams who earned the sobriuet Elephant Bill and his unusual bond with the largest land mammals on earth The Boston Globe Some of the biggest heroes of World War II were even bigger than you thought You may never call the lion the king of the jungle again New York PostVicki Constantine Croke delivers an exciting tale of this elephant whisperercumwar hero while beautifully reminding us of the enduring bonds between animals and humansMitchell Zuckoff author of Lost in Shangri La andFrozen in Time Born in 1897 during the declining years of the British colonial empire JH “Elephant Bill” Williams was a veteran of both World Wars After World War I he went to Burma and made a career of overseeing the captive elephants which helped to move teak wood from the jungles of Burma to the markets of the worldWilliams had an innate love for the Burmese elephants and they loved him back Whereas the traditional training of elephants had tended to be unkind or even brutal Elephant Bill revolutionized their care He treated the animals with kindness and respect and even started elephant training schools so they could gradually learn the skills they needed instead of breaking their spirits to bring them into submissionWilliams’ knowledge of elephants assumed dramatic importance during World War II when Burma was invaded by Japan The Japanese would have captured the Burmese elephants to build roads and bridges for their advancing army Williams however was able to employ his skills and experience to help the British Army and the Allies retain the valuable animals for their own military needsThe historic long trek of the elephants with fleeing British refugees over incredibly difficult terrain into India was breathtaking Author Vicki Constantine Croke has done a remarkable job of finding original materials about JH Williams and his family and especially about his work in WWIII highly recommend “Elephant Company” which I read in a Kindle version

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKThe remarkable story of James Howard Billy Williams whose uncanny rapport with the worlds largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant BillIn 1920 Billy Williams came to colonial Burma as a forest man for a British teak company Mesmerized by the intelligence and character of the great animals who hauled logs through the jungle he became a gifted elephant wallah In Elephant Company Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williamss growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage trust and gratitude Elephant Company is also a tale of war and daring When Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942 Williams joined the elite British Force 136 and operated behind enemy lines His war elephants carried supplies helped build bridges and transported the sick and elderly over treacherous mountain terrain As the occupying authorities put a price on his head Williams and his elephants faced their most perilous test Elephant Company cornered by the enemy attempted a desperate escape a risky trek over the mountainous border to India with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow Part biography part war epic Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little known chapter in the annals of wartime heroismPraise for Elephant CompanyThis book is about farthan just the war or even elephants This is the story of friendship loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species Elephant Company is nothing less than a sweeping tale masterfully writtenSara Gruen The New York Times Book ReviewSplendidBlending biography history and wildlife biology Vicki Constantine Crokes story is an often moving account of Billy Williams who earned the sobriuet Elephant Bill and his unusual bond with the largest land mammals on earth The Boston Globe Some of the biggest heroes of World War II were even bigger than you thought You may never call the lion the king of the jungle again New York PostVicki Constantine Croke delivers an exciting tale of this elephant whisperercumwar hero while beautifully reminding us of the enduring bonds between animals and humansMitchell Zuckoff author of Lost in Shangri La andFrozen in Tim Vicki Constantine Croke has basically sourced most of her material from the book 'Elephant Bill' written by Lt Col JH Williams OBE Elephant Bill himself His own book is a much much better read if you can get hold of a copy