The Vatican Pimpernel: The World War II Exploits of the Monsignor Who Saved Over 6,500 Lives by Brian Fleming
English | October 1st, 2012 | ISBN: 1616087021 | 224 Pages | EPUB/MOBI | 1.00 MB
During the German occupation of Rome from 1942-1944, Irishman Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty ran an escape organisation for Allied POWs and civilians, including Jews. He built a network of contacts and safe locations, and helpers included communists, British soldiers, the singer Delia Murphy and many others. The work was dangerous. Safe within the Vatican state, he regularly ventured out in disguise to continue his mission, which earned him the nickname 'the Pimpernel of the Vatican'.