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Author Gold, Doug, author

Title The note through the wire / Doug Gold
Published Auckland, N.Z.: Allen & Unwin, 2019
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Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Maps; Chapter One: Bruce, Stalag XVIIID, 15 February 1942; Chapter Two: Josefine, Maribor, 12 to 15 February 1942; Chapter Three: Bruce, Stalag XVIID, 15 February 1942; Chapter Four: Bruce & Josefine, Wellington and Maribor; Chapter Five: Bruce, Cairo, February 1940 to March 1941; Chapter Six: Josefine, Maribor, April 1941 to January 1942; Chapter Seven: Bruce, Greece, March to April 1941; Chapter Eight: Josefine, Maribor, January to March 1942; Chapter Nine: Bruce, Greece, April to May 1941
AcknowledgementsAppendix; Further Reading; About the author
Chapte Ten: Josefine, Hitler's Slovenia, March to August 1942Chapter Eleven: Bruce, Greece to Maribor, June to July 1941; Chapter Twelve: Josefine, Maribor, August to October 1942; Chapter Thirteen: Bruce, Stalag XVIIID, August 1941 to April 1942; Chapter Fourteen: Josefine, Maribor to Radkersburg, October 1942 to February 1943; Chapter Fifteen: Bruce, Stalag XVIIID, April 1942 to April 1943; Chapter Sixteen: Bruce & Josefine, Radkersburg, March to August 1943; Chapter Seventeen: Bruce & Josefine, Austrian-Slovene border, August 1943
Chapter Eighteen: Bruce & Josefine, Radkersburg and Gornja Radgona, December 1943 to July 1944Chapter Nineteen: Josefine, Ruse and Smolnik, August to September 1944; Chapter Twenty: Bruce & Josefine, Radkersburg, February to April 1945; Chapter Twenty-one: Bruce, Radkersburg to Sopron, April 1945; Chapter Twenty-two: Bruce & Josefine, Radkersburg and Europe, April to June 1945; Chapter Twenty-three: Bruce & Josefine, Wellington and Radkersburg, April to September 1945; Chapter Twenty-four: Bruce & Josefine, Wellington, Radkersburg and London, October 1945 to December 1947; Author's Note
Summary The Note Through the Wire is a true World War II love story about a Slovenian partisan, Josefine Lobnik, and a New Zealand prisoner of war, Bruce Murray, who met by chance when she pushed a note through the barbed wire fence of a POW camp. A series of remarkable coincidences saw their lives intersect, but they had to overcome extraordinary obstacles to realise their dream of a life together. On one level this is a rollicking yarn, with tales of intrigue, daring, resistance, retaliation and escape. On another it's a fascinating account of the resistance movement, the disastrous Allied Greek campaign, the harshness of wartime life in a conquered nation, the civil tensions that divided a young country and the barbarity of the advancing Soviet forces. But at its heart this is an against-all-odds love story between a POW and a local freedom fighter - a true story with all the elements of fast-paced fiction
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Subject Lobnik, Josefine
Murray, Bruce
Prisoners of war -- Slovenia -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Slovenia
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1760871079