Beyond the Call

Beyond the Call

The True Story of One World War II Pilot's Covert Mission to Rescue POWs on the Eastern Front

Book - 2015
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This inspiring true story of veteran Air Force bomber pilot Robert Trimble, who laid his life on the line to rescue World War II POWs on the Eastern Front.

Near the end of World War II, thousands of Allied ex-prisoners of war were abandoned to wander the war-torn Eastern Front. With no food, shelter, or supplies, the POWs were an army of dying men. As the Red Army advanced across Poland, the Nazi prison camps were liberated. In defiance of humanity, the freed Allied prisoners were discarded without aid. The Soviets viewed POWs as cowards, and regarded all refugees as potential spies or partisans.
 
The United States repeatedly offered to help, but were refused. With relations between the Allies strained, a plan was conceived for an undercover rescue mission. In total secrecy, the OSS chose an obscure American air force detachment stationed at a Ukrainian airfield. The man they picked to undertake it was veteran 8th Air Force bomber pilot Captain Robert Trimble.
 
With little covert training, Trimble took the mission. He would survive by wit, courage, and determination. This is the compelling, true story of an American hero who risked everything to bring his fellow soldiers home to safety and freedom.

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Publisher: New York :, Berkley Caliber,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780425276044
Characteristics: xxv, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Dronfield, Jeremy - Author

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bulltweed71
Jul 07, 2017

Absolutely jaw dropping. The Soviet Unions disregard of the yalta agreement and Geneva convention. An indifference to the suffering of ex-pow's, concentration camp survivors and conscripted foreign workers is unforgivable. It leaves the reader with the question, why?
An important read in this time of changing international relations.

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