The Airmen and the Headhunters

The Airmen and the Headhunters

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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November 1944: Army airmen set out in a B-24 bomber on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast. Instead they found themselves unexpectedly facing a Japanese fleet-and were shot down. When they cut themselves loose from their parachutes, they were scattered across the island's mountainous interior. Then a group of loincloth-wearing natives silently materialized out of the jungle. Would these Dayak tribesmen turn the starving airmen over to the hostile Japanese occupiers? Or would the Dayaks risk vicious reprisals to get the airmen safely home? The tribal leaders' unprecedented decision led to a desperate game of hide-and-seek and, ultimately, the return of a long-renounced ritual: head-hunting. A cinematic survival story that features a bamboo airstrip built on a rice paddy, a mad British major, and a blowpipe-wielding army that helped destroy one of the last Japanese strongholds, The Airmen and the Headhunters is a gripping, you-are-there journey into the remote world and forgotten heroism of the Dayaks.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2007
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781400125098
140012509X
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.)) :,digital
Additional Contributors: Ericksen, Susan
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