By Vicki Croke
The striking tale of James Howard "Billy" Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world's greatest land animals reworked him from a carefree younger guy into the charismatic struggle hero referred to as Elephant Bill
Billy Williams got here to colonial Burma in 1920, clean from provider in international struggle I, to a role as a "forest man" for a British teak corporation. Mesmerized via the intelligence, personality, or even humor of the nice animals who hauled logs in the course of the distant jungles, he grew to become a talented "elephant wallah." more and more expert at treating their health problems and accidents, he additionally championed extra humane remedy for them, even setting up an elephant "school" and "hospital." In go back, he stated, the elephants made him a greater guy. The friendship of 1 exceptional tusker particularly, Bandoola, will be revelatory. In Elephant corporation, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams's becoming love for elephants because the animals offer him classes in braveness, belief, and gratitude.
But Elephant Company is additionally a story of battle and bold. whilst Imperial jap forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite strength 136, the British soiled tips division, working in the back of enemy traces. His battle elephants might hold offers, construct bridges, and delivery the unwell and aged over treacherous mountain terrain. Now good versed within the methods of the jungle, an older, wiser Williams even additional to his sturdy by way of smuggling extra elephants out of Japanese-held territory. because the occupying gurus positioned a value on his head, Williams and his elephants confronted his so much perilous try out. In a Hollywood-worthy climax, Elephant corporation, cornered via the enemy, tried a determined get away: a dicy trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled staff of refugees in tow. Elephant Bill's exploits might earn him most sensible army honors and the compliment of famed box Marshal Sir William Slim.
Part biography, half struggle epic, and half flora and fauna event, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known bankruptcy within the annals of wartime heroism.
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