Transcript for An Unlikely Romance
Alan. US army nurse corps and 1944. And she was sent to fort white sheet -- and Arizona. Like many other black nurses that was the segregated base where they -- have their basic training and then after she was assigned to a POW camp. And that was also. Overwhelmingly. An assignment that black nurses were -- Fracture was born and raised and -- in Germany. And enlisted in. And the German army which was always -- Hitler's army. And he was quickly captured in Italy. And it Italy he surrenders. And that's when he is then shipped off -- United States like hundreds of thousands of German POWs. And they met apparently. While he was working in the mess -- and he spotted her. He just fixated on. You should know my name on the man is going to marry you. That too quickly found love. And start -- this secret romance and again we're talking about Arizona. Jeremy segregation during Jim Crow said this was against the law. He took severe beatings and he was crawling through dirt -- forget -- after hours. Eleanor -- and a very dangerous situation and here you've got a nurse American nurse and she's -- with. An enemy -- the stage. And they went have been an option for them to have gotten married. An Arizona that absolutely was against the law so they even after Wade's 1960 -- Or -- they had to go to New York collected. Chris grew up listening to -- his father Fredericks. Love jazz as. As a teenager and young man in the army. That was a good part of our allies have followed him -- you know received my first concerts -- it was important. Do you live music.
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