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The Resource Rubber soldiers : the forgotten army that saved the allies in WWII, Gary Neeleman and Rose Neeleman

Rubber soldiers : the forgotten army that saved the allies in WWII, Gary Neeleman and Rose Neeleman

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Rubber soldiers : the forgotten army that saved the allies in WWII
Title
Rubber soldiers
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the forgotten army that saved the allies in WWII
Statement of responsibility
Gary Neeleman and Rose Neeleman
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Language
eng
Summary
The Rubber Soldiers were an army of 55,000 men from the Brazilian northeast, who were sent to the Amazon basin to harvest rubber for the Allied War effort under an agreement between Brazil and the US. Approximately 26,000 of these men died in the Amazon of malaria, yellow fever, and other jungle afflictions. Many of the original tappers are still alive, now in their late nineties, and living in slums in major Amazonian cities, still awaiting compensation. This book proves the US did pay for the rubber, contrary to common belief in Brazil that they did not. The book also shows that the Allied air bases on Brazil's northeastern coast were critical in defeating the Germans in North Africa, and containing the German U-boat effort in the south Atlantic. This aspect of WWII has rarely been reported and yet it may have been one of the most important events of the war
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YDX
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Neeleman, Gary
Dewey number
338.4/7678209811
Illustrations
charts
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Neeleman, Rose
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Rubber industry and trade
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Brazil
  • United States
  • Military assistance, American
  • Amazon River Region
  • Economic development
  • Economic development
  • Economic history
  • International economic relations
  • Military assistance, American
  • Rubber industry and trade
  • Amazon River Region
  • Brazil
  • United States
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Rubber soldiers : the forgotten army that saved the allies in WWII, Gary Neeleman and Rose Neeleman
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-194) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962435719
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780764353321
Lccn
2017931602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962435719
Label
Rubber soldiers : the forgotten army that saved the allies in WWII, Gary Neeleman and Rose Neeleman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962435719
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780764353321
Lccn
2017931602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962435719

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