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Elephant Company

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When author Vicki Constantine Croke saw an illustration of an elephant and rider on a precarious cliff ledge from 1943, she wanted to know more. It was of “Elephant Bill” Williams, an Englishman who was a gifted trainer and champion of elephants in Burma. His work made headlines though when the Japanese invaded, and his “Elephant Company” managed a daring escape over treacherous mountain terrain. Tuesday, Croke joins us to tell the story of Williams, the animals he loved and the lessons they taught him about courage and trust. [Rebroadcast]

Vicki Constatine Croke's book is called Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II [Indiebound|Amazon]

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