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The secret rescue : an untold story of American nurses and medics behind Nazi lines

Author: Cate Lineberry
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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When 26 Army Air Forces flight nurses and medics board a military transport plane in November 1943, they never anticipate a crash landing in Nazi territory, or their ensuing months-long fight to survive. When the Americans emerge from their battered aircraft, they find themselves in Albania, a brutal and poverty-stricken country rife with chaos and danger, with only one gun among them. Met by battle-hardened  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cate Lineberry
ISBN: 9780316220224 0316220221
OCLC Number: 842097876
Awards: Short-listed for Anthony Awards (Critical Nonfiction) 2014
Short-listed for Edgar Allan Poe Awards (Fact Crime) 2014
Description: xiii, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: The nurses and medics of the 807th --
Destination unknown --
Flying blind --
In enemy territory --
Unlikely comrades --
Under attack --
Suspicions --
Albania curse --
Secret agents --
Rumors --
Lurking danger --
Breaking point --
Beyond reach --
Unstoppable --
Escape --
Left behind.
Responsibility: Cate Lineberry.

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When 26 Army Air Forces flight nurses and medics board a military transport plane in November 1943, they never anticipate a crash landing in Nazi territory, or their ensuing months-long fight to survive. When the Americans emerge from their battered aircraft, they find themselves in Albania, a brutal and poverty-stricken country rife with chaos and danger, with only one gun among them. Met by battle-hardened partisans, they wander for months over rugged mountains during a severe weather in an effort of escape, facing a barrage of life-threatening incidents, including a German attack. With hunger and sickness as their constant companions, the party is haunted by the specter of capture by the Nazis. As the stranded group hopes for a daring rescue, they must put their faith in the hands of officers working for clandestine British and American organizations. The drama of the party captured the attention of the American public at the time, but the details of their journey remained hidden for decades.

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"Cate Lineberry has written a touching, thrilling, completely engrossing story of great courage under harrowing circumstances. This is a World War II story that few people have ever heard, but, after Read more...

 
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