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Albanian Escape: The True Story of U.S Army Nurses Behind Enemy Lines

Mangerich, Agnes Jensen, as Told to Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary N. Neidel

ISBN 10: 0813121094 / ISBN 13: 9780813121093
Published by The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1999
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Signed by the author on the half title page. On November 8, 1943, U.S. Army nurse Agnes Jensen stepped out of a cold rain in Catania, Sicily, into a C-53 transport plane. But she and twelve other nurses never arrived in Bari, Italy, where they were to transport woounded soldiers to hospitals farther from the front lines. A violent storm and pursuit by German Messerschmitts led to a crash landing in a remote part of Albania, leaving the nurses, their team of medics, and the flight crew stranded in Nazi-ocupied territory. "American women's memoirs of their wartime service are rare and one that is about such a remarkable adventure is virtually unique."--Edward Coffman. 16 pages of glossy photos. Size: 6 1/4" x 9 1/4' Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027288

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Title: Albanian Escape: The True Story of U.S Army ...

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed By Author

Edition: First Printing.

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This text is the story of the only group of Army flight nurses to have crash-landed and spent any length of time in occupied territory during World War II. The nurses and soldiers endured frigid weather, survived on little food and wore out their shoes trekking across the rugged countryside.

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"Albanian Escape is the saga of the most exhausting 800 miles and the longest nine weeks in the lives of 13 American Army nurses, their team of medics and two lieutenants and two sergeants who made up their initial four-man flight crew."--Stars and Stripes

“A significant addition to nursing history literature, reminding us that though recognition of their heroism may be short-lived, nurses serving in the military play a vital role during war.”—American Journal of Nursing

“Chronicles on an almost daily basis the activities of the American nurses and medical sergeants as they evaded the Germans, trekked mountain paths, and endured hardships before being led to the Adriatic coast and rescued.”—Army History

“An exciting, suspenseful account. American women’s memoirs of their wartime service are rare and one that is about such a remarkable adventure is virtually unique.”—Edward Coffman

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