Interview with Rinaldo Sarani

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Interview with Rinaldo Sarani

Description

Rinaldo Sarani reminisces about the bombings of Pavia describing widespread damage at Borgo Ticino and people being extricated out of rubble. Stressed the importance of bridges: ponte della ferrovia, ponte vecchio, ponte dell’impero, ponte della Becca. Describes how inefficient anti-aircaraft fire was, being mockingly dubbed “pensioner’s flak“. Reminisces about various wartime episodes: Pippo flying at night, the danger of minefields, partisan actions, killings, fascist militiamen brutalities, the Mongols (which were part of a German foreign division), makeshift shelters, and people being tortured in Broni. Describes a bomb dump explosion and how people disassembled ordnance to salvage explosives used for fishing, often with tragic consequences. Elaborates on the Fascism and recollects a person being helped by Rachele Mussolini.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2017-03-25

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00:42:32 audio recording

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ASaraniR170325

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Citation

Filippo Andi, “Interview with Rinaldo Sarani,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 20, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7918.

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