Veterans Day display offered at library

REED CITY — During the month of November, the Reed City Public Library has a Veterans Day Display called “Behind Enemy Lines in Albania-WWII.”

It features the personal memorabilia of nurse Elna Schwandt. Schwandt was one of 13 nurses and a number of medics who trekked over 800 miles behind enemy lines after their plane crash-landed in German occupied Albania. Four books have been written about this extraordinary, true WWII tale.

The display even features a computer, which is set up to loop old news reels of the incident. Several Michigan soldiers were involved in this WWII incident.