Interview with a survivor of the Voghera bombings (informant C)

Title

Interview with a survivor of the Voghera bombings (informant C)

Description

The informant recollects his wartime experiences in Voghera. Claims he has always had the gift of sensing impending events, the first episode being when he told his mother that aircraft are approaching before the siren had sounded, and therefore managed to go out moments before a bomb hit the house. Describes himself and his mother running among bombs falling, being denied shelter in a doorway on the grounds it was already packed, and how many people were killed in the same bombing. Mentions wartime anecdotes: riding an American tank, the death of Franco Forini, a friend mutilated by live ammunition as he was gathering for scrap and his mother picking up grain left in the fields after the harvest. He praises her humanity, resolution and cheerfulness.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2017-07-12

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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.

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00:11:17 audio recording

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Identifier

AAn01104-170712

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Citation

Filippo Andi, “Interview with a survivor of the Voghera bombings (informant C),” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 19, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7929.

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