Interview with Carla Fantini

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Interview with Carla Fantini

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After leaving school, Carla Fantini started working as telegraph operator, which she found a gratifying and thoroughly enjoyable occupation. She describes the bombing war in Milan, stressing widespread destruction and ravaging fires. Reminisces constant fear (especially the distress of being stopped by armed patrols checking permits) which was nonetheless tempered by harmony and solidarity among the populace. Retells anecdotes revolving around social activities and shelter life. Elaborates on the perception of the 20 October 1944 bombing. Recollects the arrival of the Allies on 30 April 1945 and the amazement at seeing the first black personnel. After the war, she took early retirement and spend 60 years as state pensioner, which allow her to travel extensively abroad while enjoining a blissful married life.

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2018-12-18

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01:08:04 Audio Recording

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AFantiniC181218

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Zeno Gaiaschi, “Interview with Carla Fantini,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/42971.

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