HUGH O'FLAHERTY: HIS WARTIME ADVENTURES

HUGH O'FLAHERTY: HIS WARTIME ADVENTURES

by Alison Walsh

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HUGH O'FLAHERTY: HIS WARTIME ADVENTURES by Alison Walsh

Hugh O’Flaherty, a cheerful Kerryman who loved sport, was in Rome in 1939 when the Second World War broke out. Unable to watch from the safe haven of the Vatican as people were arrested and sometimes killed, he set up an escape organisation for Allied POWs, Jews and others who needed help. The Gestapo chief, Kappler, had ordered Hugh be captured or killed, yet Hugh regularly donned disguises and ventured out in to the city. It was a thrilling game of cat-and-mouse between the Nazis and Hugh’s network of helpers, which included priests and nuns, communists, a Swiss count, British soldiers and the singer Delia Murphy. By the time the Allies freed the city, he had helped over 6,500 people. Written especially for children, this is based on the best-selling biography, The Vatican Pimpernel by Brian Fleming.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848899292
Publisher: Collins Press, The
Publication date: 09/14/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

About the Author

Alison Walsh has been a book editor for many years. A contributor to the books page of the Sunday Independent, her first book, In My Mother's Shoes, was published in 2010. She lives in Dublin with her family

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