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VIRTUAL TALK: “The Indomitable Florence Finch” with Robert Mrazek
March 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
THE INDOMITABLE FLORENCE FINCH
The Untold Story of a War Widow Turned Resistance Fighter
and Savior of American POWs
Florence Finch was an unlikely warrior. Her mother was Filipino; her father was an American serviceman. As World War II drew close to the Philippines, Florence fell in love with a dashing American naval intelligence agent, Charles “Bing” Smith, stationed in Manila. When Bing was killed in battle, the mild-mannered housewife became a fervent resistance fighter. In constant peril of arrest and execution, she conceived a bold plan to divert tons of precious fuel from the Japanese army and sell it on the black market to secure desperately needed food and medicine for hundreds of American POWs. Florence’s little-known story unfolds against the Bataan Death March, the fall of Corregidor, and the daily struggle to survive a brutal occupying force. When she died at the age of 101 in New York, few knew this unassuming woman was a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. Long accustomed to keeping her secrets close in service of the Allies, she waited fifty years to reveal the story of those dramatic and harrowing days to her own children. In The Indomitable Florence Finch, award-winning military historian and former Congressman Robert J. Mrazek has secured her place among America’s pantheon of war heroes.
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