Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Searching for Augusta by Martin King

Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne is the story of Augusta Chiwy, a half-Congolese nurse who was one of two nurses swamped with the wounded in Bastogne during the siege. And it's the story of King's search for her story, and Jack Prior's.

It was a movie first, and the book feels a little padded. King's word choice is odd here and there. But her story is an interesting one that deserves to be remembered.

Spoiler alert--easily predictable from the book being written at all--King was able to find her, and she received the recognition she deserved before she died. King is not enamoured with Belgian bureaucrats.

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