A Thread of Grace - February 1945 Summary & Analysis

Mary Doria Russell
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February 1945 Summary

Above Northwestern Italy

Planes carrying American and British special ops team Simon Henley, British and Giordano Salvi, Italian, head to the Piemonte area where they will parachute into enemy territory behind German lines. They are shot at by German planes and jump before they find their signal, dropping into the bitter cold of winter.

Valdottavo

Renzo supervises the train track dynamiting operation, with Schramm by his side. They watch the paratroopers and supplies drop from the American plane, and then watch it crash into the mountainside, its engine on fire. The train explodes as planned, its crew jumping for safety. Tullio Goletta and thirty of his men go to unload the train's cargo. Renzo and Schramm take a small group to find the airdropped supplies. British paratrooper Simon Henley has fallen, feet-first into a snowdrift and is unable to move. Major Salvi's parachute...

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