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The Resource The perfect horse : the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis, Elizabeth Letts

The perfect horse : the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis, Elizabeth Letts

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The perfect horse : the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis
Title
The perfect horse
Title remainder
the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Letts
Title variation
Perfect horse
Title variation remainder
the daring United States mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the chaotic last days of World War II, a small troop of American soldiers captures a German spy and learns that on a secret farm behind enemy lines, Hitler has stockpiled the world's finest purebred horses in order to breed the perfect military machine -- an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food. With only hours to spare, one of the U.S. Army's last great cavalrymen, Colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision, with General George Patton's blessing, to mount a covert rescue operation
Summary
Traces the lesser-known efforts of Hitler to build a master race of the finest purebred horses and the heroic achievements of American soldiers to rescue imperiled stolen equines from a hidden Czechoslovakian farm during a 1945 battle between Third Reich and Allied forces
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10521891
Cataloging source
DLC
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Letts, Elizabeth
Dewey number
940.54/213714
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C8
LC item number
L46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Podhajsky, Alois
  • Reed, Charles Hancock
  • United States
  • Spanische Reitschule (Vienna, Austria)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Lipizzaner horse
  • Arabian horse
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • NATURE / Animals / Horses
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis
Label
The perfect horse : the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis, Elizabeth Letts
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-350) 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
Prologue: Bombardment -- An unlikely Olympian -- The master of all horses -- The Polish prince -- Rau's dominion -- The Spanish Riding School of Vienna -- The hidden stud farm -- Podhajsky's choice -- Horses in peril -- The escape -- Machine versus horse -- A horseless commander -- America's fightin'est General -- Two hands and a Purple Heart -- Armies closing in -- The photographs -- The plan -- Dressed up as a plenipotentiary -- Change of heart -- Lessing takes charge -- The tanks are coming -- The fallen -- The Americans -- The Generals -- The craziest caravan in the world -- The Lipizzaner farewell -- Part Four: The super horses are ours -- Departure! -- The riderless horse -- The victory parade -- Finding a home -- The war orphans -- The auction -- The widow's rose -- The birthday party -- A mighty good American -- The veterans -- The Spanish Riding School today -- Epilogue: What became of them?
Control code
20772000
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 369 pages
Isbn
9780345544803
Lccn
2016010501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn952567026
  • (OCoLC)952567026
Label
The perfect horse : the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis, Elizabeth Letts
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-350) 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
Prologue: Bombardment -- An unlikely Olympian -- The master of all horses -- The Polish prince -- Rau's dominion -- The Spanish Riding School of Vienna -- The hidden stud farm -- Podhajsky's choice -- Horses in peril -- The escape -- Machine versus horse -- A horseless commander -- America's fightin'est General -- Two hands and a Purple Heart -- Armies closing in -- The photographs -- The plan -- Dressed up as a plenipotentiary -- Change of heart -- Lessing takes charge -- The tanks are coming -- The fallen -- The Americans -- The Generals -- The craziest caravan in the world -- The Lipizzaner farewell -- Part Four: The super horses are ours -- Departure! -- The riderless horse -- The victory parade -- Finding a home -- The war orphans -- The auction -- The widow's rose -- The birthday party -- A mighty good American -- The veterans -- The Spanish Riding School today -- Epilogue: What became of them?
Control code
20772000
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 369 pages
Isbn
9780345544803
Lccn
2016010501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn952567026
  • (OCoLC)952567026

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