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Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II Setting & Symbolism

Mitchell Zuckoff
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Pocket Knife

The only weapon the three survivors had was a pocketknife that McCollom always carried with him.

K-rations

K-rations were food in freeze-dried packs that soldiers couild easily carry with them while on missions or maneuvers. The Gremlin Special survivors received some of these from the supply planes while awaiting rescue.

Charms

Charms are candies made of sugar and corn syrup that military personnel are often provided on missions and maneuvers. The Gremlin Special survivors found some Charms in the tail section of the plane, the only source of food they had for more than five days.

Parachutes

The Army used parachutes to send supply crates down to where they might be needed on the ground. Parachutes were also used by paratroopers to safely reach the ground from a flying aircraft. The natives thought they were rope lowering spirits onto the ground. The survivors of the Gremlin...

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