Interview with Marina Zucco

Title

Interview with Marina Zucco

Description

Marina Zucco recalls wartime memories in Monfalcone: how her father rented a flat conveniently located above a shelter, in which they remained for hours eating food they had brought from home; the day the ‘all clear’ sounded immediately before a second wave of bombers approached the town; a fireman holding her so tightly she could feel his metal buttons pressing on her chest. Stresses solidarity and kindness and mentions some tall and skinny German boys who came home to have something to eat. Describes a bombing she eye-witnessed and mentions her mother holding her tightly while shell splinters were falling on the roof, making an unforgettable clattering sound. Describes black-out precautions. Narrates the end of the war, when American soldiers were giving chocolate, chewing gum and cheese to children. Reports the devastating effects of bombs aimed at the shipyard, an event narrated by her sister who had sought refuge at the castle. Gives a long account of her post-war life and explains her point of view on a range of current topics including immigration and politics.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2016-08-02

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This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Format

01:11:58 audio recording

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Identifier

AZuccoM160802

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Citation

Giulia Sanzone, “Interview with Marina Zucco,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 29, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/404.

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