Download PDF by Dee La Vardera: The Road to Civitella 1944: The Captain, the Chaplain and

By Dee La Vardera

The bloodbath and destruction of Civitella on 29 June, 1944 through the first Fallschirm Panzer department 'Herman Goring' as reprisal for the taking pictures of 3 German squaddies within the village Dopolavoro after paintings social membership, left girls widows and kids fatherless. The e-book describes the adventure of Captain John Percival Morgan and Father Clement O'Shea with the 8th military in Italy, to that hilltop village in Tuscany. even if they'd noticeable a lot loss of life and destruction in the course of their carrier in North Africa and Italy, they have been moved by means of the plight of this small group. the 2 British officials followed the village, and over a five-month interval, on a regular basis introduced life-saving provides and luxury to the ladies and kids. The village organised a farewell Christmas social gathering that survivors nonetheless be mindful at the present time, treasuring presents they obtained from their 'Santa in a truck'. because of Keith Morgan, Captain Morgan's son, learning Civitella in 1997, whereas retracing his father's wartime trip, this a part of Civitella's background might have long gone unrecorded and forgotten. In 2001, the village honored the paintings of this father and pals within the naming of a highway Costa Capitano John Percival Morgan. A son chanced on his father; a city its hero.

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