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The Resource The airmen and the headhunters : [a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II], Judith M. Heimann, (eAudio)

The airmen and the headhunters : [a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II], Judith M. Heimann, (eAudio)

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The airmen and the headhunters : [a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II]
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The airmen and the headhunters
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[a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II]
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Judith M. Heimann
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eng
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November 1944: Army airmen set out in a B-24 bomber on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast. Instead they found themselves unexpectedly facing a Japanese fleet-and were shot down. When they cut themselves loose from their parachutes, they were scattered across the island's mountainous interior. Then a group of loincloth-wearing natives silently materialized out of the jungle. Would these Dayak tribesmen turn the starving airmen over to the hostile Japanese occupiers? Or would the Dayaks risk vicious reprisals to get the airmen safely home? The tribal leaders' unprecedented decision led to a desperate game of hide-and-seek and, ultimately, the return of a long-renounced ritual: head-hunting. A cinematic survival story that features a bamboo airstrip built on a rice paddy, a mad British major, and a blowpipe-wielding army that helped destroy one of the last Japanese strongholds, The Airmen and the Headhunters is a gripping, you-are-there journey into the remote world and forgotten heroism of the Dayaks
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Heimann, Judith M
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Susan Ericksen
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  • Ericksen, Susan
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Airmen
  • Dayak (Indonesian people)
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adult
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The airmen and the headhunters : [a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II], Judith M. Heimann, (eAudio)
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MWT10756037
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Unabridged.
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9781400125098
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The airmen and the headhunters : [a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II], Judith M. Heimann, (eAudio)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
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MWT10756037
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781400125098
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
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digital.
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10756037
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MWT10756037
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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