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Il Cimitero di Guerra di Assisi By Janet Kinrade Dethick
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Nel Cimitero di Guerra del Regno Unito ed il Commonwealth, locato a Rivotorto, Assisi, risultano sepolti 941 militari conosciuti e quattro sconosciuti; insieme a loro ci sono quattro italiani... More > appartenenti alla no. 1 Special Force d'intelligence britannica. 903 erano soldati e 41 aviatori. Di uno si sa solo che era di nazionalità britannica. Dividendo i morti per nazione, ci sono 802 britannici, 55 sudafricani, 49 canadesi e 29 neozelandesi. 10 appartenevano ai reparti indiani. Solo nove di questi militari morirono il 17 giugno 1944, giorno in cui la città di Assisi fu liberata. Gli altri, secondo il sito ufficiale della CWGC, furono portati ad Assisi 'dai campi di battaglia circostanti'. Questo libro non solo elenca i campi di battaglia, ma fa riferimento agli ospedali da campo ed anche alle altre circostanze in cui alcuni militari incontrarono la morte, fra i quali 17 prigionieri di guerra che morirono in Umbria, Lazio ed Abruzzo prima del passaggio del fronte.< Less
La Nascita di Borgo Santa Maria By Janet Kinrade Dethick
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Aperto come campo di prigionia per i soldati britannici e sudafricani catturati in Nord Africa nel 1942, Campo PG 54 poteva accomodare 6,000 uomini. All'inizio attendato, fu parzialmente convertito... More > in baraccato dai prigionieri stessi. In seguito all'armistizio dell' 8 settembre 1943 ci fu una fuga generale, ma molti prigionieri furono ricatturati dalle forze di occupazione tedesche e spediti negli Stalag in Germania, Austria e Polonia. Circa 800 prigionieri si trovarono su un convoglio di carri bestiame diretto agli Stalag quando fu bombardato dall'aeronautica americana il 28 gennaio 1944 ad Allerona a nord di Orvieto. Dall'armistizio fino alla fine di maggio 1944 fu usato dai tedeschi come campo di transito per i prigionieri ricatturati oppure quelli appena presi in Italia. Finalmente abbandonato dopo il passaggio del fronte, fu trasformato in Borgo Santa Maria.< Less
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
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