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A Vatican Lifeline '44 A Vatican Lifeline '44

Allied Fugitives aided by the Italian Resistance foil the Gestapo in Nazi-occupied Rome

by William Simpson

The Roman Catholic church has received harsh criticism for its alleged nonresistance to the Nazis during WWII…Willam Simpson tells a defferent story… -Publishers Weekly. An absorbing narrative of escape and survival in Rome in World War II... When the Gestapo seized Rome, and Irish Monsignor in the Vatican, Hugh O'Flaherty, set up a suppport network for escaped POWs. Mr Simpson joined this network and A Vatican Lifeline describes his innumerable adventures in keeping scores of Allied escapees hidden among many brave and sympathetic Romans. His crisp, well-written narrative provides a vivid personal glimpse into the closing months of strife in the Italian campaign. -The New York Times Book Review

Hardcover, 248 pages, 16 pages of illustrations, maps, index, and bibliography. Limited supply

USD 22.95 / CAD 29.95

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