Hanna's War [Hannah Senesh]

Los Angeles: Golan-Globus Productions, 1986. First Draft script for the 1988 film. Here under the working title "Hannah Senesh."

Based on two books: "Hanna Senesh, Her Life and Diaries" (Sphere Books, 1973) and "Un Vento Impetuoso Soffio," a memoir by Joel Palgi published only in Italian in 1950, then in English in 2003 under the title "Into the Inferno: The Memoir of a Jewish Paratrooper Behind Nazi Lines."

The true story of Hanna Szenes (Senesh), a Hungarian-Jewish World War II resistance fighter, who would become Israel's "Joan of Arc." As a young person, she fled Nazi-occupied Hungary for Palestine, where she was recruited and trained by the British to serve as a commando. After completing her training in Britain, she parachuted into Yugoslavia with a commando team to establish escape routes across the Hungarian-Yugoslavian border for downed British pilots. Her attempts to save Hungarian Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary, however, lead to her capture, torture and demise at the hands of the Gestapo and the Nazi-controlled Hungarian police.

Set in Europe and British Palestine, filmed on location in Hungary and Israel.

Lacking wrappers. Title page present, dated December 17, 1986, noted as Second Draft, with credits for screenwriter Stanley Mann. 155 leaves, with last page of text numbered 154. Mechanical duplication. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two gold brads.

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