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-James Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers
"Fascinating…full of romance, action, and adventure…told with skill and grace."
-_America in WWII_
"A literary and journalistic achievement of the highest order, a book that illuminates [and] thrills… It will take your breath away."
-Gregg Olsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Deep Dark
Now in paperback-the "amazing"( James Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers) never-before-told story of the greatest escape of the Second World War.
In 1944 the OSS set out to recover more than 500 downed airmen trapped behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia. Classified for over half a century for political reasons, the full account of this unforgettable story of loyalty, self-sacrifice, and bravery is now being told for the first time.
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