Lost in Tibet: The Untold Story of Five American Airmen, a Doomed Plane, and the Will to Surviveby Richard Starks, Miriam Murcutt
Caught in a violent storm and blown far off their intended course, five American airmenflying the dangerous Himalayan supply route known as "The Hump"were forced to bail out just seconds before their plane ran out of fuel. To their astonishment, they found they had landed in the heart of Tibet. There they had to confront what, to them, seemed a bizarre&
Caught in a violent storm and blown far off their intended course, five American airmenflying the dangerous Himalayan supply route known as "The Hump"were forced to bail out just seconds before their plane ran out of fuel. To their astonishment, they found they had landed in the heart of Tibet. There they had to confront what, to them, seemed a bizarreeven alienpeople. At the same time, they had to extricate themselves from the political turmoil that even then was raging around Tibet's right to be independent from China.Now back in print, Lost in Tibet is an extraordinary story of high adventure that sheds light on the remarkable Tibetan people, just at the moment when they were coming to terms with a hostile outside world.
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"The storm when it hit was wholly unexpected. From Kumming, Crozier had turned the plane onto a course of tw-eight-zeroalmost due westand for nearly an hour had flown through clear, open skies with the earth unrolling smoothly beneath him. For any pilot flying the Hump, this was as good: no real weight in the hold, good visibility in all directions, the serrated peaks of the Santsung Range still a long way ahead. Even so, Crozier couldn't relax. The tension of flying lay deep within him. It was always there, in the tautness across his shoulders and his neck. On the flight deck aound him there was little in the way of conversation, just a few jokey remarks tossed back and forth over the intercom. Most crews liked to keep it that way. Light and impersonal. They didn't want to invest time and emotion in men they might not see again, men who might soon be dead."
Meet the Author
Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt are worldwide travelers, writers, and editors who have authored several books, including A Room with a Pew and Along the River that Flows Uphill. Visit them at www.starksmurcutt.com.
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An interesting story about a part of WWII that I've never heard about before. Enjoyed it.