New PDF release: Albanian Escape: The True Story of U.S. Army Nurses Behind

By Agnes Jensen Mangerich

ISBN-10: 0813121094

ISBN-13: 9780813121093

ISBN-10: 0813191572

ISBN-13: 9780813191577

On November eight, 1943, U.S. military nurse Agnes Jensen stepped out of a chilly rain in Catania, Sicily, right into a C-53 shipping aircraft. yet she and twelve different nurses by no means arrived in Bari, Italy, the place they have been to move wounded squaddies to hospitals further from front strains. A violent typhoon and pursuit via German Messerschmitts resulted in a crash touchdown in a distant a part of Albania, leaving the nurses, their group of medics, and the flight group stranded in Nazi-occupied territory. What was once a deadly nine-week online game of hide-and-seek with the enemy, a scenario President Roosevelt monitored day-by-day. Albanian partisans aided the stranded american citizens within the look for a British Intelligence undertaking, and the gang all started a protracted and unsafe trip to the Adriatic coast. in the course of the following weeks, they crossed Albania's moment optimum mountain in a snow fall, have been strafed through German planes, controlled to escape a city moments sooner than it was once bombed, and watched helplessly as an try and airlift them out was once foiled through Nazi forces. Albanian get away is the suspense-filled tale of the one staff of military flight nurses to have spent any size of time in occupied territory in the course of international battle II. The nurses and flight group persisted frigid climate, survived on little meals, and actually wore out their sneakers hiking around the rugged nation-state. Thrust right into a perilous state of affairs and made up our minds to outlive, those ladies came upon braveness and power in one another and within the kindness of Albanians and guerrillas who concealed them from the Germans.

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