The Vatican Pimpernel: The Wartime Exploits of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty

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Collins Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 212 pages
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Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty is an unsung hero in his native Ireland. During the German occupation of Rome from 1942 to 1944, he ran an escape organization for Allied POWs and civilians, including Jews. He placed thousands in safety and was known as 'the Pimpernel of the Vatican'. When the Allies entered Rome he had saved over 6,000 lives.

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User Review  - Sean Briggs - Goodreads

Yes, this is the pimpernel in the flesh. a man who's exploits mirror in so many ways that of the fictional French revolution liberators. I read the monuments men and was inspired I read this and my spirit was renewed and I was awe inspired. Read full review

Contents

A Young Priest in the Vatican
14
The Germans Take Charge
30
Sam Derry
59
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Brian Fleming is a former member of the Oireachtas and has been a teacher for many years. He is currently principal of Collinstown Park Community College. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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