Thursday, December 13, 2012
Review: Lost in Tibet: The Untold Story of Five American Airmen, a Doomed Plane, and the Will to Survive
Lost in Tibet: The Untold Story of Five American Airmen, a Doomed Plane, and the Will to Survive by Miriam Murcutt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Lost in Tibet: The Untold Story of Five American Airmen, a Doomed Plane, and the Will to Survive by Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt is a fascinating look at an untold story that tookplace during WWII. While flying missions from India to China, five airmen lost control of their plane and ended up crash landing in the middle of Tibet, which had been little known to Westerners at the time. The airmen not only had to deal with wounds from the crash and fight their way to some sign of civilization, but once they did arrive in a Tibetan village, they were also put in the middle of a tense political situation between the Tibetan government and the Chinese government.
This book is an interesting story and highlights a little known part of the war. While most people focus on the European Theater during WWII, there were a lot of men and women working to win the war in the Pacific Theater as well. This book serves an important purpose to highlight the work that many soldiers did during the war to help fight for their country. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read more about WWII or about Tibetan politics when it comes to fighting for the right for independence.
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