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

by Letts, Elizabeth (Author)

ISBN: 9780345544827

The daring behind-Nazi-lines rescue of priceless pedigree horses by American soldiers in the closing days of World War Two-a riveting equine adventure story from the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion.

While Hitler's attempt to create an Aryan master race is well known, his simultaneous effort to build an equine master race made up of the finest purebred horses is not.

Hidden on a secret farm in Czechoslovakia, these beautiful animals were suddenly imperiled in the spring of 1945 as the Russians closed in on the Third Reich from the east and the Allies attacked from the west. Thanks to the daring of an American colonel, an Austrian Olympian in charge of the famous Lipizzaner stallions, and the support of US General George Patton, a covert mission was planned to kidnap these endangered animals and smuggle them into safe territory-though many disapproved of risking human lives to save mere horses.

Story Locale: WWII Eastern Europe and the United States

Publication History: Ballantine HC (8/16) Penguin: Penguin Books Fall 2018

Format: Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Ballantine Books, May 2017

Product Dimensions: 7.9 L × 5.2 W × 0 H

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