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The note through the wire / Doug Gold.

By: Gold, Doug.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Allen & Unwin, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 335 pages : map ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1988547091; 9781988547091.Subject(s): Murray, Bruce | Lobnik, Josefine | Soldiers -- New Zealand -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Slovenia | World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Yugoslavia | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, New Zealand | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German -- Personal narratives | World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female -- Yugoslavia | Stalag 383 (Hohenfels, Germany : Concentration camp)Genre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 940.5472092 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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An extraordinary true story of a love that emerged, against all odds, between two young people from opposite sides of the globe as they fought for freedom during World War II.

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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.