Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lost in Shangri-La

A true story of survival, adventure and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II 
by Mitchell Zuckoff

A plane carrying 24 US army personnel on a sightseeing trip crashed in the dense jungle of western New Guinea during World War II. Two men and one woman survived and were spotted by a search plane a couple of days later but it was impossible to land nearby to pick them up. The jungle was so dense, they had to walk for hours just to find a place to lie down and, worse, it was rumored the natives were headhunters. This completely factual story of the crash and the heroic rescue of the survivors is a captivating tale.

Visit the author's website for photos and original video footage.

1 comment:

  1. This book was very interesting. Just the era it was taken from is full of simple times and so it was good to remember a time before so much technology and see how people dealt with this incident. Kept my attention and I would recommend it to anyone that likes history, survival stories or military content.