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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The F-4 Phantom – book review

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archivesby Martin Bowman Usually I am very happy with this series of ‘Rare Images’ books from Pen & Sword, and the good old Phantom being one of my long-time favorite aircraft I was interested in this book.But truth be told, it was somewhat of a let-down….

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The Second World War Explained

By Michael O’Kelly Here’s an excellent book explaining World War 2 in an overview fashion. Excellent for those who have never really looked into this part of history, excellent for younger readers too. Looking at the many 10’s of thousands of titles on this bit of our history their is…

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