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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

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

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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
Title
The airmen and the headhunters
Title remainder
a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Judith M. Heimann
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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 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. This survival story 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.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/25983
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S45
LC item number
B65 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The airmen and the headhunters : a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II, Judith M. Heimann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-279) 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780151014347
Lccn
2007009587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocm85830782
  • 485232
Label
The airmen and the headhunters : a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II, Judith M. Heimann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-279) 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780151014347
Lccn
2007009587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocm85830782
  • 485232

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