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Inside the magazine of the Vivaldi, an engineer in dirty blue trousers, a naval shirt and with a helmet on his head is holding a hose pipe and trying to extinguish a raging fire with water.

Label reads “56”; signed by the author; caption…

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On a clear day and in turbulent seas, the Vivaldi is engulfed in flames and black smoke. Figures in uniforms are trying to escape in three lifeboats that have been launched. Two figures are on deck trying to put out the flames using a hosepipe and a…

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The Italian destroyer "Vivaldi" firing torpedoes in rough seas.

Label reads “55”; signed by the author; caption reads “ 2 Il “Vivaldi” è a 5800 metri dai piroscafi e a 5000 metri dai caccia di scorta il “Malocello” è alla stessa…

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On calm seas, the destroyers Vivaldi and Malocello exchange salvos with HMS Foresight (H68). The three vessels are engulfed in flames and black smoke is billowing upwards. Shells are exploding in the water near the Italian destroyer on the left of…

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The destroyer Vivaldi rams the HMS Oswald (N58). Black smoke is billowing out of the main funnel.

Label reads “58”; signed by the author; “5… una delle precedent azioni dell‘eroico CCTT, lo speronamento del sommergibile inglese…

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On a clear day and in a calm sea, the destroyers Malocello and Vivaldi are manoeuvring. The vessel in the middle has been badly damaged and is engulfed in flames. Figures can be seen on deck. The vessels on the horizon have also been hit and flames…

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During the night, the destroyer Vivaldi sails in rough seas around a peninsula. The land is very barren with only a few wooded areas and some white houses near to the seashore.

Label reads “61”; signed by the author; caption reads “8……

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At night, the submarine U-156 launches a torpedo at the SS Laconia. A massive explosion causes large flames and black smoke to engulf the centre of the liner. Small flags are flying from the masts of the ship. A postcard with the caption “The New…

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Six naked figures are on two makeshift rafts floating in rough seas, surrounded by sharks. Two figures holding sticks are trying to scare the sharks away. Three of the figures are pointing to their left and shouting. Men are also in the water…

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A lifeboat from the Laconia floats on rough seas with eleven figures on board, among them two Polish soldiers. The soldier on the left is standing over the others in the boat. He has a pistol in his right hand and is pointing it at the occupants of…

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Two manned torpedoes are exiting from a hidden hatch in the hull of the Italian auxiliary ship Olterra. Each torpedo has two figures sitting on it wearing diving suits and equipment.

Label reads “74”; signed by the authors; caption reads…

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An "Alpino" has been stabbed in the hand by German soldiers whilst trying to board an open-top lorry which is transporting the Germans. Other Italian soldiers are attempting to escape or are slumped on the ground. In the sky, two aircraft are visible…

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Four vehicles or artillery pieces can be seen on the horizon with black smoke rising to the sky. Buildings have been bombed. Flames, smoke and rubble are shooting into the sky. In the foreground, nine German soldiers are firing rifles and an…

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A depth charge is exploding near a submarine while the bow of a Royal Navy warship is visible above the water. Three black and white photographs have been pasted onto the painting, depicting submariners in various poses. Some are looking up; one is…

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Two black and white photographs show submariners looking upwards, their faces showing fear and alarm. A tempera depicting a British or American warship sailing right to left is partially visible in the top left corner.

Label reads “78”; signed…

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British tanks are firing at Italian soldiers. One is dead whilst others have been hit and are falling to the ground. Other soldier are charging the tanks. One soldier in the mid-ground is about to throw a grenade with his left hand. An Italian flag…

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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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A girl with a bag brings supplies to a man in uniform who is walking toward her with outstretched hands. In a sparse wood, other servicemen are visible, dispersed amongst the trees under makeshift tents. A second girl is on the right. Meat on a spit…

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A group of civilians takes shelter in a ditch at night. In the middle distance, a bare landscape with sparse trees is illuminated by bursts of anti-aircraft fire and flares.

Label reads “93”; signed by the author; caption reads “9 Gennaio…

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Three soldiers have found two partisans hiding in a haystack. One partisan has both his cheeks pierced by the bayonet of one of the soldiers and in the background, the other partisan has his arms in the air and a solider is pointing a rifle with a…

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Returning from an operation against an airfield near Gorizia, British aircraft drop small bombs on a rural lane where two oxen are pulling a cart. Two men are running away from the scene. Buildings are visible on the left.

Label reads “96”;…

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A shoot-out is taking place in Tolmezzo. Alpini Lieutenant Renato Del Din has been shot in the head, causing him to drop his pistol and fall to the ground.

Label reads “104”; signed by the author; caption reads “CARNIA 25 APRILE 1944 –…

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Twelve aircraft are dropping bombs on two railway and road bridges, as well as on the nearby town. A figure in uniform is running away and has dropped a rifle.

Label reads “015”; signed by the author; caption reads “19 Maggio 1944.…

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A mountain village following an attack. Large fires are burning everywhere and the remains of a building, machinery and a dead cow are visible. Corpses are lying on the ground. Civilians coming from the direction of the buildings are surrendering.…

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Prisoners are visible behind barbed wire, wearing blue and white striped clothes and black shoes. A German soldier is guarding them, armed with a rifle. There are two huts. The white building has a large chimney with black smoke billowing out of it.…

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