Italian Army in Russia

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Italian Army in Russia

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An "Alpino" has been stabbed in the hand by German soldiers whilst trying to board an open-top lorry which is transporting the Germans. Other Italian soldiers are attempting to escape or are slumped on the ground. In the sky, two aircraft are visible and a large explosion has occurred between them. A postcard with the caption ‘PER LA PATRIA SI RINUNZIA AL SUPERFLUO Roma – Mostra Augusteo’ has been pasted onto the painting.

Label reads “75”; signed by the author, caption reads “RUSSIA 12 DICEMBRE 1942. L’ultima cartolina di un alpino della “Iulia” dal fronte russo, per modestia, come visse, a memora imperitura ommetto il nome mettendo solo le sue iniziali “..cm F.A. 3o Artiglieria Alpina “IULIA” commando reggimento P.M. 202. Tanti auguroni Natale 42, data timbro postale 12 dicembre 1942.” Era uno dei ragazzi della legendaria divisione “Iulia”, prima di partire con l’A.R.M.I.R. ed era appena giunto dalla Grecia, disse: “sento che non tornerò più a casa” prigioniero nella tragica ritirata del Don, periva in un campo di concentramento per un’epidemia di difterite. Si senti parlare di fatti agghiaccianti come quello del disegno, nella ritirata tedeschi sui camion mozzavano le mani agli Alpini che si aggrappavano ai loro camion.”

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Francesca Campani
Alessandro Pesaro
Helen Durham

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Format

One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board

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PFilliputtiA16010038

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Citation

Angiolino Filiputti, “Italian Army in Russia,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 21, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/127.

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