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Lonely Planet Love and War in the Apennines (Lonely Planet Journeys)

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Eric Newby escapes through a hospital window to become a POW on the run in Italy in 1943. With the Nazis moving in from the North and no certain way back to England, his situation appears grim. But with the help of local farmers and villagers, who risk their lives to shelter him, he survives. Hiding in shepherds' buts and even a cave, he achieves three precious months of freedom - and meets the determined and courageous young woman who would become his wife.

Love and War in the Apennines in an intimate account of the horror and surrealism of war, and of the heroism and selflessness of those caught up in its madness. Eric Newby creates an unforgettable record of the resilience of human nature in the face of despair, and forcefully reminds us of the pointlessness of war.

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With the Nazis advancing and no certain way out of Italy, the situation for escaped POW Eric Newby in 1943 was grim. He survived with the help of local villagers — among them the woman who would become his wife.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780864427656
Author:
Newby, Eric
Publisher:
Lonely Planet
Location:
Melbourne :
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Sociology, rural
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Prisoners of war
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Edition Description:
Us Travel Literature
Series:
Lonely Planet Journeys Travel Literature
Publication Date:
19990301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
197 x 128 mm

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Travel » Travel Writing » Europe

Lonely Planet Love and War in the Apennines (Lonely Planet Journeys)
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"Synopsis" by , With the Nazis advancing and no certain way out of Italy, the situation for escaped POW Eric Newby in 1943 was grim. He survived with the help of local villagers — among them the woman who would become his wife.
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