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Elephant Company - The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II-logo

Elephant Company - The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

Vicki Croke

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J.H. "Billy" Williams always had an affinity for animals. So, when he responded to a job offer with the East India Company to work with logging elephants his family wasn't surprised, though they were worried. He had already come back from World War I in one piece; would he be so lucky with India? Not only did he find his calling with the elephants in India, Billy and his elephants became war heroes. At the onset of World War II, Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own "Hannibal Trek." Billy Williams became a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them, but his story has since been forgotten. Part biography, part war story, and part wildlife adventure, Croke delivers an utterly charming narrative and an important, little-known piece of the legacy of World War II. Vicki Constantine Croke has been covering pets and wildlife for more than two decades. She has anchored NECN-TV's "The Secret Life of Animals" and wrote the Boston Globe's "Animal Beat" column for 13 years.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

9h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

07:43


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

50:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

34:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

38:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

30:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:17