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

Mitchell Zuckoff
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Survival

The major theme of this book is survival. The book is about a group of people who survive a devastating plane crash only to find themselves lost in a dense jungle. Other planes that had crashed before this one on the same island suffered horrible fates, including the survivors of the Flying Dutchmen who died when eight of their number walked out of the jungle but were unable to take rescuers back to the crash site.

After losing two of their number, the survivors of the Gremlin Special plane crash relied on the only uninjured member of their group, a lieutenant who had lost his twin brother in the crash. McCollom made the decision to walk his group down to a clearing below the crash rather than remain with the crash site in the hopes that a rescue plane might have a better chance of spotting them in...

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