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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During the German occupation of Rome from 1942 to 1944, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty devoted his time and energy to running an escape organisation for Allied POWs and civilians. By the time the Allies entered Rome, he had saved over 6000 lives. Brian Fleming describes the life of the man who became known as 'the Pimpernel of the Vatican'.

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User Review  - CarolTilson - LibraryThing

Thank You Brian Fleming for bringing out the truth. I purchased this eBook after it was listed for a very low cost with the intention of “getting around to reading it later”. Luckily, it did not ... Read full review

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It was written by a former member of the Irish Legislature, and is historical documentation. Msr Hugh O'Flaherty was an Irish priest assigned to the Vatican before and during WW 2. He was also ... Read full review


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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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