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  • Creator is exactly "Mario Fontana"

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Report from Colonnello Mario Fontana to Major Gordon Lett with a military assessment of the Liguria region detailing the positions of enemy units. Requests aerial bombings to support partisan forces in action.

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Report from Colonel Mario Fontana to Major Gordon Lett stressing the need of a closer cooperation among different forces operating in the area. Discusses allocation of air drops.

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Report from Colonnello Mario Fontana to Major Gordon Lett regarding equipment needed for the partisan units, to be delivered by air drops. The list includes silencers for actions in urban areas, explosives, ammunition and items of clothing.

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Colonnello Mario Fontana requests Captain Leng to send via air drops material for guerrilla warfare: explosive pencils ('matite esplosive'), booby traps, explosives, demolition charges for railway sabotage, plus Saint Étienne machine gun cartridges.…

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Circular letter announcing that Major Gordon Lett has been posted elsewhere. Thanks him for his service, recaps his achievements and wishes him well.

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Stresses that the Allied Mission pays 100 Lire a day to each labourer working at the Casoni improvised landing strip.

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Complains that only 15 civilian labourers showed up, most of them without tools, instead of the 50 partisans expected. No tools are available.

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Collonnello Mario Fontana deplores the current crisis, thanks Major Gordon Lett for his financial support of civilians, and provides an overview of the military situation, focusing on Brugnato e Pontremoli.

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Colonnello Mario Fontana urges Major Gordon Lett to add the name of Tenente Ettore Collini, serving in the Monte Rosa Brigade, to the list of Allied war criminals. He then describes the atrocities committed.

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Colonnello Mario Fontana comments on Major Gordon Lett's imminent resignation, mentions the intention of arresting Tenente Cesare Rossi, and discusses the ongoing divisions among Resistance units regarding air drops.

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Colonnello Mario Fontana describes long-standing issues stemming from a lack of coordination: air drops are appropriated by units they are not intended for, or end up in the hands of civilians. Stresses the necessity of a fairer allocation of…

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Colonnello Mario Fontana reports to Major Gordon Lett through Mario Fortelli. Mentions Allied personnel being parachuted behind enemy lines and discusses air drop zones in the La Spezia area. Stresses that zones must be changed, since most items were…

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Colonnello Mario Fontana discusses air drops and material sharing, stressing the need of a more rational organisation and a fairer allotment of the supplies.

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Major John Henderson outlines the plan for the construction of an improvised airstrip at Casoni, including the delivery schedule and manpower needed. On the same sheet is a reply by Mario Fontana stressing the impracticality of the enterprise.

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