Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican. Illustrated With Photographs. London: Souvenir Press, 1967. First Edition. Black cloth boards, in pictorial dust jacket. Light wear to head of spine, jacket chipped & worn, still a good clean copy.
The story of Hugh Joseph O'Flaherty who was literally and figuratively known as the 'Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican,' openly defying the German SS as he waited for people in distress to come to him to be saved from imprisonment, torture, and death. He became the most wanted man in Rome, the scourge of the Nazis, and the savior of more Allied lives than probably any other single person during World War II.