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the Long Trail Home By Janet Kinrade Dethick
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During the Second World War the small landlocked Italian region of Umbria was crossed by thousands of Allied servicemen. There were those entrained for camps in Northern Italy, in Germany or in... More > German-controlled territories. There were those belonging to work parties who came in open trucks from Campo PG 54 at Fara in Sabina to construct a new camp, Campo PG 77 at Pissignano, or to swell the much-depleted indigenous labour force in a cement factory and brickworks and were interned in PG 115 (Morgnano) and PG 115/3 (Marsciano). There were men from the Special Air Services (SAS) who had been parachuted in to carry out special missions. There were the American airmen whose planes had been shot down from the Umbrian skies. There were the escapers and evaders who in trying to reach the Allied Lines or neutral Switzerland walked the Appenines. There were two submariners from HM Submarine Saracen who were held in Perugia gaol before being sent to Dachau. This is their story.< Less
I Massacri di Arezzo. Una Tragedia Toscana By Janet Kinrade Dethick
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Questo libro prende in esame la relazione tra le attivita partigiane ed i massacri nazi-fascisti nella Provincia di Arezzo. Vengono descritti i clamorosi massacri di Vallucciole, Partina, Civitella... More > in Valdichiana, San Pancrazio, Castelnuovo dei Sabbioni, Meleto, San Giustino, San Polo e Falzano, insieme a tanti altri episodi in cui gruppi più piccoli di civili furono uccisi per rappresaglia. Si ricordano anche quegli episodi in cui i partigiani persero la vita per le mani del loro propri oppositori.Le fonti includono testimonianze individuali di partigiani e sopravvissuti, resoconti scritti da sacerdoti, Diari di Guerra tedeschi e alleati, storie locali, il racconto di un soldato britannico di come la sua compagnia liberò alcuni ostaggi, l'Enciclopedia dell'Antifascismo e della Resistenza, tavole commemorative e monumenti.< Less
The Bridge at Allerona By Janet Kinrade Dethick
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In this book the survivors of one of the worst cases of friendly fire in World War 2 tell their story. On 28 January 1944 twenty-seven B-26 bombers from 441, 442, 443 and 444 squadrons, 320 Bomb... More > Group, United States Army Air Force, bombed a bridge over the river Paglia at Allerona to the north of Orvieto, Italy. At the time a Prisoner of War train carrying Allied servicemen from PG Camp 54 Fara in Sabina to Germany was crossing the bridge. The exact composition of the train, and the number of persons aboard, is still open to conjecture: the majority of the card-indices and transfer documents were destroyed with the train. The British authorities learned about what happened through the interception of German communications, and on 14 February British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, in passing on the information to President Roosvelt via a special ULTRA message, was insistent that the bombing should remain top secret as a leak would point directly to British control of the German code.< Less
Twixt the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea By Janet Kinrade Dethick, Anne M. Corke
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During her distinguished career, submarine HMS Saracen was responsible for sinking thousands of tons of Axis shipping. But in August 1943 her luck ran out when she was mortally wounded by depth... More > charges from two Italian corvettes, the last Allied submarine to be sunk by the Italians. Forced to surface, she was scuttled by her crew who were taken prisoner. But HMS Saracen's story is more than the story of a submarine. It is the story of her crew and their experiences both before and after her loss. From the cat and mouse games of war at sea to their harrowing escape from their stricken ship, from being sent to Dachau to finding themselves on a POW train bombed by the Americans, from being shot by the Germans to being assisted by the Rome Escape Line, from being sheltered by Italian families to joining the partisans, their stories of escape, of flight, of capture, are as varied as the men themselves. But their shared goal was to return home safely to their families and sadly some never did.< Less

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