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Hugh O'Flaherty: His Wartime Adventures [Paperback]

Alison Walsh
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10 Sep 2010
Hugh O'Flaherty was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. A Kerryman who loved sport, he was cheerful and full of energy. He was in Rome in 1939 when the Second World War broke out and when Mussolini sided with Hitler. From his safe base in the Vatican, he developed a network of contacts, including donors of money and food, to help escaped prisoners of war and others whose lives were in danger. But the work was very dangerous, especially when he ventured out in disguise. This earned him the nickname 'the Pimpernel of the Vatican'. The Gestapo chief in Rome ordered that he be killed or captured but Hugh was never caught. When the Allies freed Rome, Hugh had helped over 6,500 people to escape imprisonment or even death. He was awarded many high honours for his bravery and courage, and retired to Kerry in 1960. He died in 1963 and is buried in Caherciveen.


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  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: The Collins Press (10 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848890583
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848890589
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 718,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Written in child friendly language and will capture the imagination of children at the senior end of the primary school' InTouch

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Alison Walsh has been a book editor for many years. A contributor to the books page of the Sunday Independent, her first book, In My Mother's Shoes, was published in 2010. She lives in Dublin with her family.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Green Pimpernel 25 Feb 2011
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An astonishing story. The title of the book is a huge under-statement.Truth is stranger and more amazing than fiction and this proves it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars book 29 Oct 2010
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This is the story of a hero of the second world war & has been read now by several people who all enjoyed reading about a man who risked his life for others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book about Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty! 1 Sep 2013
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Great Book about Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty! Perfect for anyone who loves History! This man saved a lot of people from the Nazi's!
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