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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Slovenia--Koper"

Oblique aerial photograph of coastline running bottom left to top right with sea to left. Middle left a passenger liner is seen rolled over and on its side. On the reverse 'Italian [....] sunk by Beaufighters off NE coast near Trieste. Planes were…

Oblique aerial photograph of a passenger ship lying on her port side just off the Adriatic coastline to the west of Koper, Slovenia. The ship is the Italian ocean liner SS Rex, which was sunk in shallow water by the RAF and SAAF on 8 September 1944.…

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Aldo Petrina lived in Capodistria with his family until March 1944. He recalls a day when a German warned his mother that they risk being thrown in a karst sinkhole because they did not speak Slovenian. All the family then moved to Varese, where he…

The Italian liner SS Rex is listing onto its side in Trieste harbour. Flames have engulfed the stern of the ship and fuel on the water has caught fire. Black smoke is rising into a clear sky. The shoreline can be seen on the horizon.

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