The Rome Escape Organization led by Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty is a part of World War II that I wasn’t familiar with. Well researched/documented and well written, Fleming tells how Monsignor O’Flaherty, other Priests, Vatican Personnel, Italians of various ages and classes, and escaped POWs assisted, hid, and fed thousands of escaped Allied POWs, Jews, and others who were being hunted by the Fascists and Nazis in Rome and surrounding areas. It is a story of war, politics, deception, and bravery. The story of Monsignor O’Flaherty and those who assisted him is tale that reads like fiction; if you aren’t familiar with this part of World War II, I highly recommend reading this book! Even if you’re not a Military History fan or enamored of war books, this is still a book worth reading.
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