Savage Will by Timothy M. Gay audiobook

Savage Will: The Daring Escape of Americans Trapped Behind Nazi Lines

By Timothy M. Gay
Read by Derek Shetterly

8.10 Hours 09/03/2013 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Savage Will brings to life a remarkable story of perseverance, heroism, and survival. It is the true tale of the American medics and nurses who endured two months in Nazi-occupied Albania and the fearless citizens and Allied intelligence officers who risked all to save them. On a cold morning in war-ravaged Sicily in 1943, men and women of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Squadron boarded a routine flight to the Italian mainland to care for wounded soldiers. En route, their plane became lost in storm clouds looming over the Adriatic Sea, drifted hundreds of miles off course, and crash-landed in remote mountainous Albania.  Hunted by German soldiers, the American castaways were forced to rely on what one survivor called their “savage will” to elude their enemy and ultimately find their way to freedom. Savage Will is a testament to a generation who defied all odds.

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Summary

Summary

Savage Will brings to life a remarkable story of perseverance, heroism, and survival. It is the true tale of the American medics and nurses who endured two months in Nazi-occupied Albania and the fearless citizens and Allied intelligence officers who risked all to save them.

On a cold morning in war-ravaged Sicily in 1943, men and women of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Squadron boarded a routine flight to the Italian mainland to care for wounded soldiers. En route, their plane became lost in storm clouds looming over the Adriatic Sea, drifted hundreds of miles off course, and crash-landed in remote mountainous Albania. 

Hunted by German soldiers, the American castaways were forced to rely on what one survivor called their “savage will” to elude their enemy and ultimately find their way to freedom. Savage Will is a testament to a generation who defied all odds.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Savage Will is a wonderfully entertaining and moving story of survival, heroism, and escape, one of the best to emerge from World War II.” Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Liberator
“Amazing…This interesting, well-researched story reads like a thriller, and I suspect, like Argo, it would make an interesting movie.” Washington Times
“New and surprising…will shed light on an area you have likely heard little about, and it tells a fine story, worthy of cinematic adaptation.” America in WWII
“Powerful, intriguing, well-researched, and fierce. Savage Will is a must-read espionage and survival story that will appeal to fans of military non-fiction everywhere. This is Argo meets Ernest Shackleton during WWII’s darkest days.” Marcus Brotherton, author of Shifty’s War

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Author Bio: Timothy M. Gay

Author Bio: Timothy M. Gay

Timothy M. Gay is the author of Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert: The Wild Saga of Interracial Baseball before Jackie Robinson and Tris Speaker: The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Baseball Legend. His essays and op-eds on American history, politics, public policy, and sports have appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, USA Today, and many other publications. A graduate of Georgetown University, where he majored in American history, Tim lives in Virginia with his wife and children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English