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A group of partisans under cover behind rocks in the mountains are firing on a check-point. The figures below have been taken by surprise and are running around holding guns in the air. Two of the four partisans behind the rocks are firing with…

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In a mountain landscape, a man disassembles a red bicycle. The frame hangs from a tree. Parts and tools are scattered across the ground.

Caption reads “107” and “Novembre 1944. (1) L’inverno si avvicina a grandi passi e necessitano i…

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Prisoners kept in the Risiera di San Sabba Concentration Camp are brutalised by German soldiers. Some men are chained to the support columns with manacles, whilst others lie on the ground. In the background a group is pulling a cart with bodies…

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Angiolo Innocenti claims he helped, from 10 September 1943 to 15 December 1943, eight English prisoners of war, giving them food, clothes, and tobacco. On 15 December they moved to Florence and were hosted by some Florentine families. For his…

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Angiolo Puccianti claims he helped, from 8 September 1943 to 1 August 1944, five Allied servicemen, giving them food and clothes, and for his efforts he received a certificate of thankfulness (number 81880-18254) and some money.

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Anselmo Lucchesi claims he helped, from 8 September 1943 to 20 December 1943, ten allied prisoners of war hid in his hut in Striglianella (Pistoia), giving them food and clothes. On 20 December, they moved to Migliana area, near Cantagallo (Prato),…

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Anselmo Torracchi claims he helped, from 10 September 1943, some Allied servicemen hid in the woods, giving them food and clothes. His son Francesco often went there to tend one of them. On 7 December, they were recaptured in Cantagallo (Prato). For…

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Antinesca Quieti claims she helped, from 10 September 1943 to 15 March 1944, twelve English prisoners of war of war, giving them food, shelter and clothes. On 15 March 1944 they moved to Florence to escape fascist militiamen.

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Antonio Pistorozzi claims that after the armistice some allied prisoners of war from camps in Emilia stayed with him in Sambuca Pistoiese (Pistoia). He gave them food.
He also recollects that in the period between 25 May and 5 June 1944 an American…

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Archimede Lorenzini claims he helped two English prisoners of war (service numbers 83238 and 41956). For three months he brought them food and clothes.

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Ardelia Breschi claims she helped, for 8 September 1943 to 1 September 1944, five Allied servicemen, whose identification number were 4389011, 6013099, 6016247, 3327632, and 4395551. She gave them food and clothes.

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Ardelia Susini Cecconi claims that she was evacuated to Prunetta, near Pistoia, following an air strike. On 24 September 1943, two English escapees arrived there from a camp near Modena. She and other people gave them food and provided a place of…

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Ardelio Giardi claims he helped, from 8 September 1943 to 1 September 1944, some Allied servicemen. He gave them food and clothes. For his efforts, he received a certificate of thankfulness (number 83272-18245).

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Ardelio Meucci claims he helped some allied prisoners of war from 11 September to 20 November 1943. When he came to known that five men where hiding in the woods near his house, he brought food, clothes and cigarettes. On 20 November he learned that…

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Ardelio Tognelli claims he helped, from 7 January 1944 to 22 May 1944, A Stannard and Private H T Prior.

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Argentina Maestrani claims she helped, from August 1944, two allied servicemen: T Danson (4758132, England) and F Hansall (3327037, England), giving them food, shelter and clothes.

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Aristodemo Lenzi claims he helped fifteen English prisoners of war, with his fellow villagers, in Fognano, in the municipality of Montale (Pistoia). He gave them food and clothes, sometimes shelter.

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Armido Biancalani claims he helped, from 10 September 1943 to 10 December 1943, eleven prisoners of war who escaped from camps. He gave them food and clothes while they were in Striglianella, near Pistoia. For his efforts, Armido received a…

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Memoir of the life of Arthur Spencer. Includes details of childhood and growing up. Continues with his joining the Royal Air Force and his training in the United States as a pilot and then navigator. Followed by training in England and then posting…

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Attilio Meoni claims he helped, from 10 September 1943 to 20 December 1943, some Allied servicemen hid in the woods near Striglianella (Pistoia) bringing them food. On 25 December, they were recaptured in Cantagallo (Prato). For his efforts he…

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Augusto Ciampi claims he helped some English servicemen he found on the road to the village of Forcana, in the municipality of Montale. He hosted them in his hut for twenty-five days, bringing them food. When the Allies reached Florence, they…

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Ausilia Villani claims she helped some allied prisoners of war, including George Retorich, giving them food, clothes, and shelter in her house on the edge of the woods. When discovered by the police they managed to escape from a window. Later, George…

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Basilio Rossi claims he helped, from 8 September 1943 to 1 September 1944, some Allied servicemen. He gave them food and clothes. For his efforts, he received a certificate of thankfulness (number 83267-18259).

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James McKenzie Leith was a swimming instructor before he joined the RAF. He trained as a gunner and was posted to 429 Squadron at RAF Leeming. On their first operation their aeroplane was damaged and they attempted an emergency landing but this was…
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