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The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

Elizabeth Letts
Item #: D80437
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 378 / 2016
Publisher: Ballantine
ISBN: 9780345544827
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In the last days of World War II, a small troop of American soldiers captured a German spy and made an astonishing find—his briefcase was full of photos of beautiful white horses that had been stolen and kept on a secret farm, where Hitler had stockpiled the world's finest purebreds in order to breed an equine master race. With the starving Russian army closing in however, the animals were in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food. In this gripping true story, Elizabeth Letts recounts how—with only hours to spare—U.S. Army cavalryman Colonel Hank Reed got General George Patton's blessing to mount a covert rescue operation. Aided by several Germans, Reed's small but determined force of soldiers stole across enemy lines in an effort to save the horses.


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