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In September 1943 fifty thousand British and Allied prisoners of war fled from their camps after the Italian Armistice and Surrender. The Allies had landed in the south. The Germans occupied the rest of the country and brought back Benito Mussolini as head of a puppet Fascist republic. This gripping account shows how the escapers were helped by a secret army of Italian civilians and members of the Resistance. They included Malcolm's mother and grandparents who aided 20 escapers from the prison camp at Fontanellato. Over seventeen thousand Allied escapers used the mountain trails to reach neutral Switzerland or to cross enemy lines to the Allied armies in Italy. The country tracks became paths to freedom.Find Out More >>
SOE in Italy 1940-1945: The Real Story provides a thrilling account of Britain's secret service in action with the Italian Resistance throughout the Second World War. The Special Operations Executive carried out sabotage and supported local patriots who fought the Nazis and Fascists. The partisans' success was made possible by the courageous agents and the weapons and supplies parachuted to them by the Allies. The book contains remarkable accounts of men and missions, air supply and Resistance.Find Out More >>
Here is the inside story of the greatest escape, described as 'a must read for those interested in both Italy and wartime tales' by Italia! magazine. At noon on 9 September 1943 over five hundred officers and men marched out of Camp 49 Fontanellato, just ahead of a German column sent to capture them. Amongst the brave Italians who helped the escaped prisoners of war were the author's mother and grandparents.Find Out More >>
At War in Italy 1943-1945 relates the experiences of British and Allied servicemen who fought Germans and Fascists in World War II Italy. Using eyewitness accounts and wartime top-secret official reports, Malcolm Tudor recounts prisoner of war escapes, secret missions by land, sea and air, and guerrilla warfare alongside the Italian partisans. The book provides the reader with amazing stories of survival and resistance.Find Out More >>
This book is the essential guide to escape and evasion in wartime Italy. During World War II over 20,000 British and Allied servicemen escaped to neutral Switzerland or crossed the lines within Italy. Many of the former prisoners of war and downed airmen were rescued by agents of the Allied secret services. But the majority of the fugitives were saved by Italian civilians and members of the Resistance. 'What counted most was the kindness of strangers.'Find Out More >>
Read how many escapers walked hundreds of miles to rejoin Allied forces. Others crossed the Alps to Switzerland. Gradually escape lines were created by Allied military intelligence and the Italian Resistance. The fugitives were passed from one safe house to another until the final dangerous crossing of the enemy lines or the frontier.Find Out More >>
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'A good and comprehensive book about prisoners of war. It reminded me of the stories my father told me about his time in Italy. I will be buying other books by Malcolm. I wish I had found these books when my father was alive, so he could have read them.' M.P.
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