U.S. Army Nurses Behind Enemy Lines


During World War II, a group of courageous US Army Nurses were caught in the crossfire while stationed in Albania. After the German conquest of the country in 1943, these courageous nurses risked their lives to care for the injured and sick. As the Nazi forces advanced, the nurses became increasingly isolated behind enemy lines.

With help from the local Albanian partisans, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) mounted a daring and gallant rescue mission. Dangerous hilly terrain had to be traversed, enemy patrols had to be avoided, and Allied sympathizer resistance fighters had to be coordinated with. In addition to saving lives, the evacuation of these brave nurses is an example of the fortitude and teamwork displayed by the Allies during this turbulent time.

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