Enemies in Love

Enemies in Love

A German POW, A Black Nurse, and An Unlikely Romance

Book - 2018
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"This is a love story like no other: Elinor Powell was an African American nurse in the U.S. military during World War II; Frederick Albert was a soldier in Hitler's army, captured by the Allies and shipped to a prisoner-of-war camp in the Arizona desert. Like most other black nurses, Eleanor pulled a second-class assignment, in a dusty, sun-baked--and segregated--Western town. The army figured that the risk of fraternization between black nurses and white German POWs was almost nil. Brought together by unlikely circumstances and racist assumptions, Elinor and Frederick should have been bitter enemies; but instead, at the height of World War II, they fell in love. Their dramatic story was unearthed by journalist Alexis Clark, who through years of interviews and historical research has pieced together an astounding narrative of race and true love in the cauldron of war."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2018.
ISBN: 9781620971864
Call Number: 306.845 CLARK
Characteristics: xvi, 251 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Subjects: Albert, Elinor Powell, 1921-2005.
Albert, Frederick.
African American nurses -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- Germany -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- Arizona -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Arizona -- Prisoners and prisons.
Interracial dating -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Interracial marriage -- United States -- History -- 20th century.


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