Duel Under the Stars

The Memoir of a Luftwaffe Night Pilot in World War II by Wilhelm Johnen Another one of my favorite World War 2 books, because it is written relatively shortly after the war, in 1956, by someone who was one of the actively involved participants. In this case, a young German…

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The Rimini Enclave

“….On May 15, 1945 the British of the Eighth Army created Enklave Rimini , an area that stretched from Cervia to Riccione which was  the largest long-lasting Italian concentration camp of the defeated of the Second World War which contained 150,000 prisoners…..” Interesting article about the Italian Campaign….. read it here.

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New Zealand History

In my research on the Italian Campaign of World War 2 I continue to find new sources and material I haven’t seen before. Today I happened onto this excellent New Zealand website that has a large area dedicated to the NZ history during WW2. The main WW2 part is here.There…

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Battle for Cassino

Found this interesting website covering the Battle of Monte Cassino. There has been much written about this particular part of the Italian campaign, but new articles continue to appear. Remains an interesting topic and a gruesome battle. http://www.dalvolturnoacassino.it/asp/le-battaglie-per-cassino.asp

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IWM clips WW2

Just testing something here. One of my Sicilian friends found a bunch of royalty free Shutterstock videos on the war in Sicily. Just seeing if I can add the link to these here…… Well, that didn’t work yet. So how about IWM video clips? Since I am not a commercial…

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Corona Virus Times

I am writing this on April 20, 2020, in our home in rural Italy, where we have been locked up now for more than 2 months already. We have been out 3 times, to the nearby intersection with the supermarket, and back. Many of you will suffer in the same…

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