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Offline GeordieBorn

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Re: A war time article mentioning Abruzzo
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 01:09:30 AM »
Great!

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Re: A war time article mentioning Abruzzo
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 07:10:09 AM »
We're getting lots of good press right now!  If anyone is curious about visiting the camp after seeing tomorrow's documentary, here is a link:  http://welcometosulmona.com/visiting-campo-78/
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Re: A war time article mentioning Abruzzo
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 10:58:56 AM »
There are some amazing stories about  English soldiers in Abruzzo escaping the Germans. An Italian friend recounted the story of how people from his village in the mountains near Montorio Al Vomano hid a servicemen behind a waterfall, and brought him food until he could be repatriated . This soldier never forgot but as he got older he contacted the local Italian priest, came back over and met the villagers. Now his  Children and Grand children return regularly. Just before the soldier died, his Grand children visited the waterfall and called their grandfather on the phone......as soon as he heard the waterfall he burst into tears..... It is such a shame that someone could not find time to write a book as there are many wonderful stories I am sure.   :)
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Re: A war time article mentioning Abruzzo
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 02:39:29 PM »
Simply an amazing story, thankyou for posting it BS.
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Re: A war time article mentioning Abruzzo
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Offline Relaxed

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Re: A war time article mentioning Abruzzo
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2017, 10:20:02 PM »
Nice to see Levi inking to the Eric Newby book.

Not only in Abruzzo, but also in many other regions of Central Italy, there are inspiring and courageous stories of the help given to British soldiers by everyday Italians.

This is all so far removed from the rhetoric used by Mrs May today in Florence - a section of her speech can be accurately precised as 'And who won the bloody war, then?'

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Re: A war time article mentioning Abruzzo
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 10:57:42 AM »
What a great programme and what a story, I am sure there are many other similar tales but I really enjoyed this

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Re: A war time article mentioning Abruzzo
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 11:29:48 AM »
A brilliant programme. Some people (many people) had a huge amount of courage helping the allies at a huge personal risk.

As mentioned in the documentary, would we have helped knowing the risks involved and the possibility of having the whole of your family shot if caught?

A very powerful and moving programme.

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Re: A war time article mentioning Abruzzo
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2017, 11:00:58 AM »
thanks for posting it.

like Dave used to say ,if you don't post.There's nothing to read!!!!!

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Re: A war time article mentioning Abruzzo
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2017, 10:06:56 PM »
Another good read is 'where the hell have you been' Similar in many ways to Newby's book.

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Re: A war time article mentioning Abruzzo
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2017, 07:10:43 AM »
At the bottom of the blog post you can read via the link I posted below, there is a sizeable bibliography and links to a couple of videos too.  Nice to see so many people interested in this story.
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