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The Vatican Pimpernel

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About the Book
During the German occupation of Rome from 1942-1944, Irishman Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty ran an escape organization for Allied POWs and civilians, including Jews. 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." When the Allies entered Rome, he and his collaborators-- priests, nuns, and laypeople of numerous nationalities and religious beliefs--had saved the lives of over 6,500 people.
The first new telling of this extraordinary story in decades, this book also addresses the fascinating dichotomy between O'Flaherty and Herbert Kappler, the Gestapo chief in Rome who ordered him killed, and who, after the war, reconciled with the monsignor, and even asked him to perform his baptism.

For his heroic efforts, O'Flaherty was awarded the highest honors, including a Congressional Medal, and was the first Irishman named the Notary of the Holy Office. His story was immortalized in the 1983 film The Scarlet and the Black, which starred Gregory Peck as O'Flaherty.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781616087029
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publisher Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
Depth: 25
Height: 206 mm
No of Pages: 212
Series Title: English
Sub Title: The World War II Exploits of the Monsignor Who Saved over 6,500 Lives
Width: 137 mm
ISBN-10: 1616087021
Publisher Date: 01 Oct 2012
Binding: Paperback
Edition: Reprint
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 18 mm
Weight: 317 gr
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