Albanian escape : the true story of U.S. Army nurses behind enemy lines / Agnes Jensen Mangerich ; as told to Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary L. Neidel.

By: Mangerich, Agnes Jensen, 1914-Contributor(s): Monahan, Evelyn | Neidel-Greenlee, Rosemary, 1941-Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1999Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 220 pages) : illustrations, mapsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813127422 (electronic bk.); 0813127424 (electronic bk.); 9780813137698 (electronic bk.); 0813137691 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care -- United States | Aviation nursing -- United States | Nurses -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Escapes -- AlbaniaAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Albanian escape.DDC classification: 940.54/7573/092 LOC classification: D807.U6 | M357 1999Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Author's note -- Preface -- Introduction -- Crash landing -- On the ground in enemy territory -- Which way is home? -- Germans attack -- Separated and lost -- The enemy closes in -- Blizzard on the mountain -- The British Captain Smith -- Lieutenant Duffy leads the way -- Germans strike agin -- By air or by sea? -- Marathon march -- The American Captain Smith -- Smith to the rescue -- Epilogue -- Glossary -- Bibliography.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-220).

Author's note -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Crash landing -- 2. On the ground in enemy territory -- 3. Which way is home? -- 4. Germans attack -- 5. Separated and lost -- 6. The enemy closes in -- 7. Blizzard on the mountain -- 8. The British Captain Smith -- 9. Lieutenant Duffy leads the way -- 10. Germans strike agin -- 11. By air or by sea? -- 12. Marathon march -- 13. The American Captain Smith -- 14. Smith to the rescue -- Epilogue -- Glossary -- Bibliography.

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Over the last decade military women serving during WW II have written a wealth of reminiscences. Mangerich's Albanian Escape is unique in this genre because it details the efforts of 13 women flight nurses and a male flight crew to return to Allied lines after their Italy-bound plane crash landed in Albania. Numerous memoirs of Army nurses describing wartime service and captivity have been published, but none examines how women avoided capture and successfully negotiated harsh, unknown terrain and foreign cultures in a politically chaotic region. Mangerich provides a detailed account of hardship, fear, and resilience in her account of this 60-day ordeal. Although it lacks extensive context, her book does offer insight into the workings of early British and American intelligence services that aided the escape, and on some complexities of Albania politics. More analysis of Albania's political events, German occupation forces, and how the American Army sought to track and retrieve the nurses would have strengthened this work. Despite these shortcomings, the study reminds readers that women, both military and civilian partisans, played a vital role in WW II. General readers; undergraduates. J. A. Luckett; United States Military Academy

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