Italian Bersaglieri (Fusiliers) fighting the Allied invasion of Sicily

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Italian Bersaglieri (Fusiliers) fighting the Allied invasion of Sicily

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British tanks are firing at Italian soldiers. One is dead whilst others have been hit and are falling to the ground. Other soldier are charging the tanks. One soldier in the mid-ground is about to throw a grenade with his left hand. An Italian flag occupies part of the frame. A blue and red striped signpost is pointing towards Catania and Valledolmo.

Label reads “82”; signed by the author; caption reads “17 AGOSTO 1943. Sicilia. Dopo la caduta di Catania, la Marcia di Montgomeri [Montgomery] fù tuttavia lenta, e del ritardo avevano merito anche i soldati italiani. Quanto fosse stata grossa la battaglia, lo si riconosce dall’avere il generale inglese, rassomigliato a El Alamein, l’attacco contro la nobilissima, e massacrata città. E l’alto prezzo pagato per conquistarla, aveva talmente esasperato gli inglesi, che trovato poi a Messina, ferito e ammalato il colonello Leto, che di quella eroica resistenza era stato l’anima, lo serviziarono e lo maltrattarono. A Regalbuto e a Centuripe la battaglia infuriò come tempesta, ed alla stazione di Valledolmo davanti ad Agrigento, il 10o bersaglieri a dorso nudo, con pochi mezzi, affamati, affrontarono, i carri armati inglesi e li fermarono, finchè non caddero quasi tutti. “

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IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Francesca Campani
Alessandro Pesaro
Helen Durham

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One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board

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PFilliputtiA16010042

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Citation

Angiolino Filiputti, “Italian Bersaglieri (Fusiliers) fighting the Allied invasion of Sicily,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/131.

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