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The Resource Behind Nazi lines : my father's heroic quest to save 149 World War II POWs, Andrew Gerow Hodges Jr. and Denise George

Behind Nazi lines : my father's heroic quest to save 149 World War II POWs, Andrew Gerow Hodges Jr. and Denise George

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Behind Nazi lines : my father's heroic quest to save 149 World War II POWs
Title
Behind Nazi lines
Title remainder
my father's heroic quest to save 149 World War II POWs
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Gerow Hodges Jr. and Denise George
Title variation
My father's heroic quest to save 149 World War II POWs
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1944, hundreds of Allied soldiers were trapped in POW camps in occupied France. The odds of their survival were long. The odds of escaping, even longer. But one man had the courage to fight the odds ... An elite British SAS operative on an assassination mission gone wrong. A Jewish New Yorker injured in a Nazi ambush. An eighteen-year-old Gary Cooper look-alike from Mobile, Alabama. These men and hundreds of other soldiers found themselves in the prisoner-of-war camps off the Atlantic coast of occupied France, fighting brutal conditions and unsympathetic captors. But, miraculously, local villagers were able to smuggle out a message from the camp, one that reached the Allies and sparked a remarkable quest by an unlikely--and truly inspiring--hero. Andy Hodges had been excluded from military service due to a lingering shoulder injury from his college-football days. Devastated but determined, Andy refused to sit at home while his fellow Americans risked their lives, so he joined the Red Cross, volunteering for the toughest assignments on the most dangerous battlefields. In the fall of 1944, Andy was tapped for what sounded like a suicide mission: a desperate attempt to aid the Allied POWs in occupied France--alone and unarmed, matching his wits against the Nazi war machine. Despite the likelihood of failure, Andy did far more than deliver much-needed supplies. By the end of the year, he had negotiated the release of an unprecedented 149 prisoners--leaving no one behind. This is the true story of one man's selflessness, ingenuity, and victory in the face of impossible adversity"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
Dewey number
940.54/7243092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.5.S27
LC item number
H66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Behind Nazi lines : my father's heroic quest to save 149 World War II POWs, Andrew Gerow Hodges Jr. and Denise George
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-333) 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
Contents
Part one: The first exchange -- Part two: The second exchange -- Part three: The rest of the story
Control code
ocn893894477
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 351 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780425276464
Lccn
2014045820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)893894477
Label
Behind Nazi lines : my father's heroic quest to save 149 World War II POWs, Andrew Gerow Hodges Jr. and Denise George
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-333) 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
Contents
Part one: The first exchange -- Part two: The second exchange -- Part three: The rest of the story
Control code
ocn893894477
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 351 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780425276464
Lccn
2014045820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)893894477

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