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

By Brian Fleming

Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty is an unsung hero in his local eire. through the German profession of Rome from 1942 to 1944, he ran an break out association for Allied POWs and civilians, together with Jews. He positioned hundreds of thousands in defense and was once often called `the Pimpernel of the Vatican'. while the Allies entered Rome he had stored over 6,000 lives.

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