Thorndike Press

Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

  • Vicki Constantine Croke
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  • ISBN-10: 1410476006
  • ISBN-13: 9781410476005
  • DDC: 940.54
  • Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs ( .68 kgs)
  • 620 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2015
  • Bestsellers

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Billy Williams came to Burma in 1920, fresh from World War I, to work for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence, character, and even humor of the great animals who hauled the logs, he became a gifted "elephant wallah." When the Japanese invaded in 1942, Williams joined Force 136, the British dirty tricks department, and his war elephants carried supplies, built bridges, and transported the sick and elderly — until a price was put on his head.


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"The story of friendship, loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species . . . A sweeping tale, masterfully written."

— The New York Times Book Review