The Forgotten 500



The Forgotten 500 In 1944 the OSS set out to recoverthan 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 of loyalty, self sacrifice, and bravery. Download The Forgotten 500 – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • The Forgotten 500
  • Gregory A. Freeman
  • English
  • 17 June 2017
  • 0451222121

10 thoughts on “The Forgotten 500

  1. Gail says:

    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 father never spoke much about his experience, but we would hearabout it from thevocal crew members that he kept in contact with throughout his life His crew bailed out due to mech...

  2. Kevin Cole says:

    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 nations Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo But back in 1941, it was all one country called Yugoslavia The Nazis invaded and conquered Yugoslavia and divided it up between themselves and their Axis partners Within Occupied Yugoslavia there were two distinct resist 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 nations Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo But back in 1941, it was all one country called Yugoslavia The Nazis invaded and conquered Yugoslavia and divided it up between themselves and their Axis partners Within Occupied Yugoslavia there were two distinct resistance movements the Partisans and the Chetniks.The Partisans were Communist and sought to remake Yugoslavia in the image of the Soviet Union The Chetniks were exclusively Serb and sought to re establish the status quo, in which they were the boss most of the time.In addition to fighting the Axis, the Partisans and Chetniks also fought each other Initially, the Allies began sup...

  3. Jerome says:

    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 to four year olds.After only a few pages, the author mentioned the first Ploesti raid from North Africa and said it was a high level raid, and that the subsequent raids on Ploesti were low level raids from Italy I read the book, Ploesti, some years ago which described that first raid in detail As 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 wri...

  4. Paul says:

    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 of Yugoslavia and how they are saved from starvation and capture by the rugged Serb freedom fighters And to that extent, I ve read books like this before But the back story is filled with twists and turns that include espionage, lovers escaping to freedom, political wrangling between the US and our Just when I thought I knew all of the major aspects of WWII, along comes a book that shatters all those illusi...

  5. Kevin says:

    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 of well told war stories I love war stories, especially when they re true Problem is, this book is FULL of historical errors major and minor The only reason I know is because I m writing an article on Operation Halyard, and have talked to some of the veterans involved, including Tom Oliver and Geo 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 of well told war stories I love war stories, especially when they re true Problem is, this book is FULL of historical errors major and minor The only reason I know is because I m writing an article on Operation Halyard, and have talked to some of the veterans involved, including Tom Oliver and George Vujnovich They tell me that one of Freeman s major sources, Felman the airman who appears in the book a lot, was a habitual liar and...

  6. Manchester Military History Society (MMHS) says:

    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 circumstantial...

  7. BAM The Bibliomaniac says:

    Audio 59I knew nothing of this secret mission I had never heard of the save from Yugoslavia This was very impressive.

  8. Larry says:

    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 the Yugoslav primarily Serbs people and how they gave us their food and shelter to feed and house these fliers An important part of this book is the role of Communists in the US and British Armies and the OSS and British Secret Service and how they influenced the relationship between the US, Great 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 the Yugoslav primarily Serbs people and how they gave us their food and shelter to feed and house these fliers An important part of this book is the role of Communists in the US and British Armies and the OSS and British Secret Service and how t...

  9. Renee says:

    Fab must read As another reviewer said this is a nonfiction book that reads like a novel Suspenseful, uplifting real life storyWhy is there not a movie about Operation Halyard

  10. Grumpus says:

    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 action that script writers could only hope to come up with.Kudos to Patrick Lawlor in his narration I also enjoyed him in another worthy read listen The Colony The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai He is quickly becoming another of my favorite readers This is the story of downed pilots in Y 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 action that script writers could only hope to come up with.Kudos to Patrick Lawlor in his narration I also enjoyed him in another worthy read listen The Colony The Harrowing Tru...

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