TWELVE WALKED AWAY by Marguerite Gaylord Tate


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The story, in human rather than heroic terms, of the C-53 which came down in a pocket of a glacier in the French Alps, of the providential rescue of the twelve aboard it. Piloted by her son, Mrs. Tate- who had never liked to fly- found her worst fears justified but did not admit to them. This is the day by day record of their survival, with little food, no water, no blankets, no morphine for those injured; the watch for planes that missed their signals; her discovery, which she concealed, that the crevasse was opening on the tail of the plane; and finally hope, as they are spotted by a plane, as supplies are dropped by many subsequently, and as a rescue party of 100 brings them down off the glacier... A story with considerable curiosity and dramatic values, this is handled with simplicity, sincerity.

Pub Date: April 8th, 1948
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace