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Free eBook Hide  Seek: The Irish Priest In The Vatican Who Defied The Nazi Command download ISBN: 0762780398
Author: Stephen Walker
Publisher: Lyons Press (May 1, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 352
Category: Biography and Memoir
Subcategory: Historical
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Stephen Walker has produced a really thrilling book, all the more so because he has taken care to reflect the .

Stephen Walker has produced a really thrilling book, all the more so because he has taken care to reflect the complexities of his central characters. Remarkably affecting. the old stories are, it seems, still the best ones. The Sunday Telegraph. O'Flaherty and Kappler (and some others as well) after the war until their deaths. That is quite a story in itself.

This book follows Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, an Irish priest at the Vatican, who, with the assistance of the British Ambassador and a number of escaped Allied officers, established the Escape Line. They sheltered escape Allied offices within the neutral sanctity of the Vatican, provided them with food, clothing and false papers, hid them in safe houses with willing Italian families, and helped them escape to Allied lines.

In the summer of 1943 a British soldier arrived at the Vatican seeking sanctuary and Hugh O’Flaherty helped him find refuge in one of the many Vatican buildings in which he would stay for the duration of the Nazi occupation.

The irish priest in the vatican who defied. In the summer of 1943 a British soldier arrived at the Vatican seeking sanctuary and Hugh O’Flaherty helped him find refuge in one of the many Vatican buildings in which he would stay for the duration of the Nazi occupation. It was the start of an initiative which would eventually offer hundreds of men and women shelter and escape from occupied Italy. A few weeks later three more British soldiers arrived and they too were given accommodation. By September the original trickle of escapees had turned into a flood.

Irish Sunday Times Bestseller A true story of war, peace and friendship: a Nazi colonel and an Irish priest The story .

Irish Sunday Times Bestseller A true story of war, peace and friendship: a Nazi colonel and an Irish priest The story begins in Rome at the outbreak of WWII, when ardent Nazi Herbert Kappler, SS Obersturmbanführer, and Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty would become adversaries in a real-life game of 'cat and mouse' of epic proportions. A fiercely fought rivalry that would culminate in failed attempts by Kappler to kidnap and then murder his Irish opponent.

The heroic Vatican priest who ran rings round a Nazi colonel

The heroic Vatican priest who ran rings round a Nazi colonel. By Peter Lewis for MailOnline. Updated: 14:38 EST, 7 April 2011. The Vatican had a very bad war. Pope Pious XII has gone down in history as ‘Hitler’s Pope’, a man of deafening silences who made no public protests whatsoever at Nazi atrocities, especially Auschwitz - or even at the rounding up of Italian Jews.

A fiercely fought rivalry that would culminate in failed attempts by Kappler to kidnap and then murder his Irish opponent

A fiercely fought rivalry that would culminate in failed attempts by Kappler to kidnap and then murder his Irish opponent. In July 1943 Rome was bombed for the first time during the war. As the swastika flew above the city, it was a time of fear, and a moment of choice: collaborate and compromise, or resist and revolt. O'Flaherty decided to quietly resist and fight the new rulers

Stephen Walker is an award-winning BBC journalist. His first book, Forgotten Soldiers: The Irishmen Shot at Dawn was shortlisted for the 2007 Irish Non Fiction Book of the Year. He lives in County Down with his wife and family.

Stephen Walker is an award-winning BBC journalist. Born in England and educated in Northern Ireland, he has worked for BBC Northern Ireland for 20 years as a television and radio reporter, a documentary maker and a lobby correspondent at Westminster. Country of Publication.

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User reviews
Phain
I had already read the book "The Scarlet and the Black" and had seen the movie by the same name when I came upon this book. I was already intrigued by the story, so when I saw this book, I decided to read it as well. "Hide and Seek" also focuses on Msgr. O'Flaherty and Colonel Kappler and covers much of the same territory as does "The Scarlet and the Black," but that book ends with the end of WWII. "Hide and Seek" goes beyond the end of the war and has approximately 100 more pages on what happened in the lives of Msgr. O'Flaherty and Kappler (and some others as well) after the war until their deaths. That is quite a story in itself.

"Hide and Seek" also focuses much more on the massacre at the Ardeatine Caves because that war atrocity had a great impact on what happened to Colonel Kappler after the end of the war.

"Hide and Seek" cites sources, although many of them are secondary; "The Scarlet and the Black" does not even do that. This book also has a bibliography and an Index, which are helpful. I enjoyed both books, but felt that "Hide and Seek" was better from the point of view of the additional material focusing on the aftermath of the war and because of the citations and other support material which help readers see the sources of the material in this controversial story. It also includes a good folio of photographs, but I would have hoped for more.

Also, I felt that "The Scarlet and the Black" was almost like reading a movie script, especially after seeing the movie which closely follows that book. Both were good, but if I had to recommend reading just one it would be "Hide and Seek."
Fearlesssinger
This is a fascinating story with lots of research and documentation regarding the life of this brave priest and his efforts to save people during the Nazi occupation of Italy and one of the Nazi general who tried to stop his efforts
Anarahuginn
If you love history and true suspense - you'll love Hide and Seek.
Hudora
Another person in our facility had asked me to order a book about this event in history. She stated that she had read "The Scarlet and the Black" once before, and wanted to read it again. However, the copy I had ordered for our library was out. So, I looked at the other choices offered by Amazon and found this book. She has read it, and stated that she has learned so much more about the setting, the people, and the events that occurred. She said that this book puts what happened into a more complete context with wider focus and understanding for her. She also said she really wants to read it again because there was so much information. This one looks like a real plus for people who like history.
Vizuru
Reads like a "sit on the edge of your seat" thriller.
It's all the more gripping because, this story is true.
fabscf
Good, but a little boring
Diab
Fascinating portraits of two dedicated, intelligent and sophisticated adversaries.
Excellent Book for anyone who loves History. Great insight into Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty and the Vatican in World War II. He was a hero who saved a lot of people from the Nazi's. The story is 100% true. A great read!!