Beneath a Scarlet Sky

by Mark T. Sullivan | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9781503943377 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 7/23/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, July 23, 2021
I got this hefty softcover from the "buy the pound" book sale at a local Goodwill thrift shop. It's about an Italian teenager who gets caught up in WWII - first while helping Jews to escape the growing threat, and later as a German soldier, driving Adolph Hitler!

From the author's introduction and notes, it seems it's a lightly-fictionalized version of the true story of Pino Lella, whose involuntary involvement in WWII altered the course of his life - and that of many others. His interactions with German General Hans Leyers left him guilt-ridden and angry, not least because Leyers apparently cut a deal with prosecutors and escaped penalties for his own war crimes.

I found the author's account of his meeting with Lella more intriguing than the novel itself, but it does give an intriguing look at a less-well-known part of the war.

Released 2 mos ago (7/25/2021 UTC) at Little Free Library, Celestial Way in Pepperell, Massachusetts USA


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*** Released for the 2021 Seeking Septads challenge. ***

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