The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All For the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II

The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All For the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II

In 1944 the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped and sheltered for months by villagers behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia. Classified for over half a century for political reasons, this is the full account of Operation Halyard, a story o...

Title:The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All For the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780451222121
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  • Gail

    I'm very biased about this book because my dad, Joseph Peter Hoffman, was one of the forgotten 500. I'm so appreciative to Gregory Freeman for bringing this event to a potentially large audience. My f...

  • Kevin Cole

    I live in Serbia so everything in this book was familiar to me. I found it light reading that neither taxed nor insulted my intelligence.Today, between Italy and Greece, there's a series of sovereign ...

  • Jerome

    The subject matter of this book is very interesting and certainly worthy of learning about. However, I found this author to be maddeningly juvenile in his style of writing. I felt like he was writing ...

  • Hannah

    A very inspiring story about how a few men's refusal to give up hope resulted in the rescue of many. I'd read another book about the rise of Tito and it was chilling to see how he didn't mind slanderi...

  • Kevin

    I'm afraid I'm going to have to burst a lot of bubbles with this review, because I know a lot of people really enjoyed this book. To be fair, the storytelling style is really gripping and chock-full o...

  • Paul

    Just when I thought I knew all of the major aspects of WWII, along comes a book that shatters all those illusions. The Forgotten 500 is an amazing story of 500+ airmen who came down in the mountains o...

  • JD

    A very disappointing book, as the actual story of the rescue is less than half of this book. The first part is just about the airmen walking through the Yugoslavian mountains, and this gets very borin...

  • Cold War Conversations Podcast

    Whilst this is a good yarn and provides some interesting back stories I felt it lacked substance. The book descends into Brit and communist bashing where some of the facts are tenuous and at best circ...

  • Larry

    If you are a WWII buff this is a must read. The incredible, untold story of the rescue of over 500 US and Allied pilots from Yugoslavia over just a few weeks. Many personal stories and the heroism of ...

  • Grumpus

    This is based upon the audio download from www.audible.comNarrated by: Patrick LawlorWow, this is another example of why these men are known as the “greatest generation”. This book was non-stop ac...