By Agnes Jensen Mangerich
On November eight, 1943, U.S. military nurse Agnes Jensen stepped out of a chilly rain in Catania, Sicily, right into a C-53 shipping airplane. yet she and twelve different nurses by no means arrived in Bari, Italy, the place they have been to move wounded infantrymen to hospitals further from front strains. A violent typhoon and pursuit by way of German Messerschmitts ended in a crash touchdown in a distant a part of Albania, leaving the nurses, their workforce of medics, and the flight staff stranded in Nazi-occupied territory. What used to be a perilous nine-week video game of hide-and-seek with the enemy, a scenario President Roosevelt monitored day-by-day. Albanian partisans aided the stranded americans within the look for a British Intelligence venture, and the crowd started a protracted and unsafe trip to the Adriatic coast. through the following weeks, they crossed Albania's moment maximum mountain in a snowfall, have been strafed by means of German planes, controlled to escape a city moments earlier than it used to be bombed, and watched helplessly as an try and airlift them out was once foiled by means of Nazi forces. Albanian get away is the suspense-filled tale of the one crew of military flight nurses to have spent any size of time in occupied territory in the course of global struggle II. The nurses and flight team persisted frigid climate, survived on little nutrients, and actually wore out their sneakers hiking around the rugged nation-state. Thrust right into a perilous scenario and decided to outlive, those girls came upon braveness and power in one another and within the kindness of Albanians and guerrillas who concealed them from the Germans.
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Albanian Escape: The True Story of U.S. Army Nurses Behind Enemy Lines by Agnes Jensen Mangerich