Carol Albrecht Dare
With the Great Depression and World War II as background, "When the World Wept" deals with bravery in the face of humiliation and, later, in the face of extreme personal danger during the war.
Alice and Brad face a world ravaged by violence. Most of Europe is under the occupation of Hitler's Germany. Asia is invaded by Japan. Africa and Australia are under attack.
When Alice Bauer joins the army as a nurse during World War II, she little dreams she will become a prisoner of war in Germany and risk her life to save a young Jewish soldier from the Nazis.
The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor coincides with her graduation from nursing school. Sent to England, she nurses casualties of the Normandy invasion. She and her hometown friend, Brad Mayfield, a pilot on bombing missions over German territory, steal precious time together in London.
Alice survives a hospital flight crash in enemy territory only to be marched off to a POW camp deep inside the Third Reich.