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

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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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Brian Fleming, a former member of the Oireachtas, was a teacher for many years and was Principal of Collinstown Park Community College in Dublin prior to retiring.

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"A true thriller." * Scottish Catholic Observer * "Enthralling and inspiring." * The Catholic Times * "The story it tells is extraordinary." * Irish Independent * "Story of personal bravery well worth retelling." * The Irish Times * "An affectionate book that at times reads as well as a spy novel." * Books Ireland *

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