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Lost in Shangri-la: [a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II]

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On May 13, 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over Shangri-La, a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea.Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton s bestselling novel Lost Horizon , this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through. Emotionally devastated, badly injured, and vulnerableto the hidden dangers of the jungle, the trio faced certain death unless they left the crash site. Caught between maneating headhunters and enemy Japanese, the wounded passengers endured a harrowing hike down the mountainside a journey that would lead them straight into a primitive tribe of superstitious natives who had never before seen a white man or woman. Drawn from interviews, declassified U.S. Army documents, personal photos and mementos, a survivor s diary, a rescuer s journal, and original film footage, Lost in Shangri-La recounts this incredible true-life adventure for the first time."
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subject_facet Aircraft accidents -- New Guinea, Airplane crash survival -- New Guinea, Audiobooks, Primitive societies -- New Guinea, United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Search and rescue operations, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American, World War, 1939-1945 -- Missing in action -- New Guinea, World War, 1939-1945 -- Search and rescue operations -- New Guinea, World War, 1939-1945 -- Search and rescue operations -- United States
title_display Lost in Shangri-la : a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II
title_full Lost in Shangri-La A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II, Lost in Shangri-la : a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II / Mitchell Zuckoff, Lost in Shangri-la [sound recording] : [a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II] / Mitchell Zuckoff
title_short Lost in Shangri-la :
title_sub [a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II]
topic_facet Aerial operations, American, Aircraft accidents, Airplane crash survival, Audiobooks, History, Military, Missing in action, Nonfiction, Primitive societies, Search and rescue operations, World War, 1939-1945