Elephant Bill


Hardback publication 1960s

2 in stock


The image shown is the paperback version which has sold, but I have 2 hardback copies of this book at £10 each, both in good condition. The cover picture is different on the hardback copies.

‘Elephant Bill’ by Lt-Col. J.H. Williams OBE, tells the story of over twenty years in the Burmese jungle, living and working with elephants and their riders.

This fascinating account of Lt-Col Williams’ adventures, and of the remarkable animals under his care, culminates in the breathtaking escape o the XIVth Army Elephant Corps, when in the ace of advancing Japanese forces Williams brought his team of elephants from Burma out to India by an apparently inaccessible route.  This feat was described as surpassing Hannibal’s crossing of the Alps.

The film ‘Elephant Bill’ was made on location in the jungle near Mysore during the time when Winifred Tovey and family lived in Mysore.  These times are described in Winnie’s book ‘Cor Blimey!  Where ‘ave you come from?’

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Weight 0.76 kg


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