Flight By Elephant: The Untold Story of World War II’s Most Daring Jungle Rescue

Flight By Elephant: The Untold Story of World War II’s Most Daring Jungle Rescue

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The incredible story of Gyles Mackrell and his Burmese, elephant-assisted wartime rescue mission.

In the summer of 1942, Gyles Mackrell – a decorated First World War pilot and tea plantation overseer, performed a series of heroic rescues in the hellish jungles of Japanese-occupied Burma – with the aid of twenty elephants.

At the age of 53, Mackrell went into the ‘green hell’ of the Chaukan Pass on the border of North Burma and Assam. Here, Mackrell and a… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Fourth Estate (January 28, 2014)

Collection: Fourth Estate non-fiction

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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