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The Secret Rescue

An Untold Story Of American Nurses And Medics Behind Nazi Lines

By Cate Lineberry

The compelling untold story of a group of stranded U.S. Army nurses and medics fighting to escape Nazi-occupied Europe.

When 26 Army nurses and medics-part of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron-boarded a cargo plane for transport in November 1943, they never anticipated the crash landing in Nazi-occupied Albania that would lead to their months-long struggle for survival. A drama that captured the attention of the American public, the group and its flight crew dodged bullets and battled blinding winter storms as they climbed mountains and fought to survive, aided by courageous villagers who risked death at Nazi hands to help them.

A mesmerizing tale of the courage and heroism of ordinary people, THE SECRET RESCUE tells not only a new story of struggle and endurance, but also one of the daring rescue attempts by clandestine American and British organizations amid the tumultuous landscape of the war.

Availability

1 available at Blythewood
  • HISTORY War WWII Lin, Nonfiction
2 available at St. Andrews (Broad River)
  • 940.5475 Lin, Nonfiction
  • 940.54757 Lin, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

0316220221


Format: Book
Author: Lineberry, Cate
Summary: Recounts how the passengers and crew of an American medical evacuation plane, including thirteen nurses and thirteen medics, survived after it crashed in Nazi-controlled Albania in November, 1943, until they could be rescued.
Title: The secret rescue : an untold story of American nurses and medics behind Nazi lines / Cate Lineberry.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown, 2013.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care -- United States Flight nursing -- United States. Nurses -- United States -- History -- 20th century. Escapes -- Albania.
Isbn: 0316220221 9780316220224 0316220221 9780316220224
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 940.54757 Lin
Oclc: 12759513
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Bib Id: 441710

Format: Book
Author: Lineberry, Cate.
Summary: Recounts how the passengers and crew of an American medical evacuation plane, including thirteen nurses and thirteen medics, survived after it crashed in Nazi-controlled Albania in November, 1943, until they could be rescued.
Title: The secret rescue : an untold story of American nurses and medics behind Nazi lines / Cate Lineberry.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown, 2013.
Description: xiii, 302 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care -- United States
Subjects: Flight nursing -- United States.
Subjects: Nurses -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Escapes -- Albania.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-286) and index.
LCCN: bl2013019424
ISBN: 0316220221
ISBN: 9780316220224
ISBN: 0316220221
ISBN: 9780316220224
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 940.54757 Lin