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Author Felton, Mark, 1974- author.

Title Ghost riders : when US and German soldiers fought together to save the world's most beautiful horses in the last days of World War II / Mark Felton.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  940.5421 FELTON    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  940.5421 FELTON    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description vii, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note "October 2018"--Title page verso.
Originally published with subtitle: Operation Cowboy, the World War Two mission to save the world's finest horses. London : Icon Books, 2018.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-284) and index.
Contents "Always ready" -- Colonel 'H' -- Action this day -- White gold -- Operation Sauerkraut -- Plenipotentiary -- Duty -- "Adolf ist kaput!" -- The road less traveled -- Enemy situation unknown -- Liberators and saviors -- No way out -- The Alamo -- All quiet on the Western Front -- The green light -- Day of days -- Operation Cowboy -- The grand drive.
Summary "As the Red Army closes in on the Third Reich, a German colonel sends an American intelligence officer an unusual report about a POW camp soon to be overrun by the Soviets. Locked up, the report says, are over a thousand horses, including the entire herd of white Lipizzaners from Vienna's Spanish Riding School, as well as Europe's finest Arabian stallions--stolen to create an equine "master race." The horses are worth millions and, if the starving Red Army reaches the stables first, they will kill the horses for rations. The Americans, under the command of General George Patton, whose love of horses was legendary, decide to help the Germans save the majestic creatures. "--Jacket
Subject Spanische Reitschule (Vienna, Austria) -- History -- 20th century.
Podhajsky, Alois.
Reed, Charles Hancock, 1900-1980.
United States. Army. Cavalry Regiment, Mechanized, 2nd -- History.
Podhajsky, Alois. (OCoLC)fst00187371
Reed, Charles Hancock, 1900-1980. (OCoLC)fst01941649
Spanische Reitschule (Vienna, Austria) (OCoLC)fst00561955
United States. Army. Cavalry Regiment, Mechanized, 2nd. (OCoLC)fst01973918
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Czech Republic -- Hostouň.
Lipizzaner horse -- Austria -- History -- 20th century.
Arabian horse -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Austria.
Arabian horse. (OCoLC)fst00812251
Commando troops. (OCoLC)fst00869242
Confiscations. (OCoLC)fst00874759
Lipizzaner horse. (OCoLC)fst00999392
Austria. (OCoLC)fst01204901
Czech Republic -- Hostouň. (OCoLC)fst01879564
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Poland. (OCoLC)fst01206891
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780306825590
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