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Twixt the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea By Janet Kinrade Dethick & Anne M. Corke
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During her distinguished career, HM Submarine 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
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
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
Il Campo Prigionieri di Guerra 54 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, il campo fu parzialmente... More > convertito 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, incarcerati nuovamente nel campo e poi spediti negli Stalag in Germania, Austria e Polonia. Circa 800 prigionieri si trovarono su un convoglio di carri bestiame diretti 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 PG 54 fu usato dai tedeschi come campo di transito anche per i prigionieri appena presi in Italia. Finalmente abbandonato dopo il passaggio del fronte, fu trasformato in Borgo Santa Maria negli anni successivi.< Less

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