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The Secret Rescue

An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines
Lineberry, Cate (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"When 26 Army nurses and medics--part of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron--boarded a cargo plane for transport in November 1943, they never anticipated the crash landing in Nazi-occupied Albania that would lead to their months-long struggle for survival. A drama that captured the attention of the American public, the group and its flight crew dodged bullets and battled blinding winter storms as they climbed mountains and fought to survive, aided by courageous villagers who risked death at Nazi hands to help them"--Amazon.com.
Authors: Lineberry, Cate
Title: The secret rescue
an untold story of American nurses and medics behind Nazi lines
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown & Company,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xiii, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, maps ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Cate Lineberry
Summary: "When 26 Army nurses and medics--part of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron--boarded a cargo plane for transport in November 1943, they never anticipated the crash landing in Nazi-occupied Albania that would lead to their months-long struggle for survival. A drama that captured the attention of the American public, the group and its flight crew dodged bullets and battled blinding winter storms as they climbed mountains and fought to survive, aided by courageous villagers who risked death at Nazi hands to help them"--Amazon.com.
ISBN: 9780316220224
0316220221
Branch Call Number: 940.54494965 L7544s 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Search and rescue operations Albania World War, 1939-1945 Medical care United States. Army Air Forces. Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron, 807th United States. Army Air Forces Search and rescue operations Airplanes, Military Accidents Albania Aircraft accidents Albania Search and rescue operations Albania Airplane crash survival Albania
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
Airplanes, Military
Aircraft accidents
Search and rescue operations
Airplane crash survival
LCCN: 2013934814
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Fascinating story about a little known incident in Albania during WWII. If only one of the nurses involved had still been alive to give her story. Kept your interest throughout the book.

Nov 06, 2013
  • rbroeski rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is what they call a "gripping story, and it's true. I felt like I went through it with the people involved. It also includes historical details woven in, which means I learned something. Very thoroughly researched.

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