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Ghost riders : when US and German soldiers fought together to save the world's most beautiful horses in the last days of World War II / Mark Felton.

Author/creator Felton, Mark, 1974- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst U.S. edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionvii, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents "Always ready" -- Colonel 'H' -- Action this day -- White gold -- Operation Sauerkraut -- Plenipotentiary -- Duty -- "Adolf ist kaput!" -- The road less traveled -- Enemy situation unknown -- Liberators and saviors -- No way out -- The Alamo -- All quiet on the Western Front -- The green light -- Day of days -- Operation Cowboy -- The grand drive.
Abstract "As the Red Army closes in on the Third Reich, a German colonel sends an American intelligence officer an unusual report about a POW camp soon to be overrun by the Soviets. Locked up, the report says, are over a thousand horses, including the entire herd of white Lipizzaners from Vienna's Spanish Riding School, as well as Europe's finest Arabian stallions--stolen to create an equine "master race." The horses are worth millions and, if the starving Red Army reaches the stables first, they will kill the horses for rations. The Americans, under the command of General George Patton, whose love of horses was legendary, decide to help the Germans save the majestic creatures. "--Jacket
General note"October 2018"--Title page verso.
General noteOriginally published with subtitle: Operation Cowboy, the World War Two mission to save the world's finest horses. London : Icon Books, 2018.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 263-284) and index.

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