More than 2100 New Zealanders were killed and 6700 wounded during the liberation of Italy; that’s a lot for a little country. This gorgeous picture of New Zealand soldiers in Molise was put up on the site: https://www.facebook.com/Molisenelcuore/ on 15 July 2018. I found it incredibly moving having just come from Campobasso in June, where… Read More New Zealand Soldiers in Campobasso, Molise.
My gorgeous husband bought me a very old book about Italy from the opportunity shop. I have had a bit of fun comparing pictures of some sites I visited against how they looked over 90 years ago. My beautiful book: ‘Wonders of Italy’. (Italy for the Tourist Series): The Monuments of Antiquity, the Churches, the… Read More Italian Timelessness
Having exhausted the library service of travel docos on Italy, I resorted to watching a documentary about WW2 and the allied soldiers fighting the German soldiers in central Italy, particularly Monte Cassino. I was shocked to hear a New Zealander was attributed with having given the call to have the ancient monastery, (built approx 529AD),… Read More Monte Cassino