The Resource Beyond the call : the true story of one World War II pilot's covert mission to rescue POWs on the Eastern Front, Lee Trimble with Jeremy Dronfield

Beyond the call : the true story of one World War II pilot's covert mission to rescue POWs on the Eastern Front, Lee Trimble with Jeremy Dronfield

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Beyond the call : the true story of one World War II pilot's covert mission to rescue POWs on the Eastern Front
Title
Beyond the call
Title remainder
the true story of one World War II pilot's covert mission to rescue POWs on the Eastern Front
Statement of responsibility
Lee Trimble with Jeremy Dronfield
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Language
eng
Summary
"Near the end of World War II, thousands of Allied ex-POWs were abandoned to wander the war-torn Eastern Front, modern day Ukraine. With no food, shelter, or supplies, they were an army of dying men. The Red Army had pushed the Nazis out of Russia. As they advanced across Poland, the prison camps of the Third Reich were discovered and liberated. In defiance of humanity, the freed Allied prisoners were discarded without aid. The Soviets viewed POWs as cowards, and regarded all refugees as potential spies or partisans. The United States repeatedly offered to help recover their POWs, but were refused. With relations between the allies strained, a plan was conceived for an undercover rescue mission. In total secrecy, the OSS chose an obscure American air force detachment stationed at a Ukrainian airfield; it would provide the base and the cover for the operation. The man they picked to undertake it was veteran 8th Air Force bomber pilot Captain Robert Trimble. With little covert training, already scarred by the trials of combat, Trimble took the mission. He would survive by wit, courage, and a determination to do some good in a terrible war. Alone he faced up to the terrifying Soviet secret police, saving hundreds of lives. At the same time he battled to come to terms with the trauma of war and find his own way home to his wife and child. One ordinary man. One extraordinary mission. A thousand lives at stake. This is the compelling, inspiring true story of an American hero who laid his life on the line to bring his fellow men home to safety and freedom. Include photos"--
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contains biographical information
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trimble, Lee
Dewey number
940.54/72438
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dronfield, Jeremy
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  • Trimble, Robert M
  • United States
  • United States
  • Prisoners of war
  • Rescues
  • Subversive activities
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air bases
  • Bomber pilots
  • Heroes
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Beyond the call : the true story of one World War II pilot's covert mission to rescue POWs on the Eastern Front, Lee Trimble with Jeremy Dronfield
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 323 pages
Isbn
9780425276044
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014044108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900867852
  • 744244
  • (OCoLC)ocn900867852
  • 744244
Label
Beyond the call : the true story of one World War II pilot's covert mission to rescue POWs on the Eastern Front, Lee Trimble with Jeremy Dronfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 323 pages
Isbn
9780425276044
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014044108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900867852
  • 744244
  • (OCoLC)ocn900867852
  • 744244

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