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The Flight

Set at the end of World War II, this powerful epic novel brings to life one woman and her family's struggle for survival. In the spring of 1945, during an event known in Germany as Die Flucht, or The Flight, some 12 million Eastern European ethnic-Germans fled their ancestral homes to escape the advancing Soviet Army. Ida is a mother who attempts to take her children from their village in East Prussia to the assumed safety of Berlin. Traveling by foot, boat, and rail across enemy lines, she quickly discovers that their survival is dependent on her will to save them, and on overriding the silent tragedies they will face during the journey west…

Submitted:May 4, 2009
Author:Bryan Malessa
Brand:HarperCollins UK
Total comments:1
Category:Historical
4 diggs • 1 comment • May 4, 2009

Read WWII epic "Die Flucht" or "The Flight" by Bryan Malessa

Set at the end of World War II, this powerful epic novel brings to life one woman and her family's struggle for survival. Spring 1945; during an event known in Germany as Die Flucht, or The Flight, some 12 million Eastern European ethnic-Germans fled their ancestral homes to escape the advancing Soviet Army. Recommended by Paul Malessa aka Zorly

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