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Routes of non Return

Fallen of the 2nd Polish Corps
Fallen and lost of the South-East territory of Bari in WWII

Vitoronzo Pastore

The author commemorates testimonies and events that have marked the history of the Italian people. The study and the research of unreleased documents and images, copious and here reproduced, has allowed the author to give voice to lists otherwise destined to silence and oblivion. The researches have been made by the Offices of Civil State, the Archives of the districts involved, the Archive of State in Bari and in the web-site of the Ministry of Defence “Onorcaduti” (Fallen for Honour).

The first chapter is dedicated to the 2nd Polish Corps that, landing at Taranto in December 1943, used the territory of Puglia for logistic settlements. The subsequent chapters are dedicated to the fallen and lost during WWII of the districts of Adelfia, Casamassima, Cassano delle Murge, Cellamare, Palo del Colle, Sammichele di Bari and Turi; during the Italian – Greek conflict in the Aegean Sea: the shipwrecked of “Oria” and “Sinfra” steamships; in the Balkans; in East and North Africa; in the Mediterranean Sea; overseas; on the Italian territory. The work ends with the testimonies of fighters and partisans, among which Sandro Pertini.

The author will donate his profits to charity.

512 pp. – b/w ill. – softbound – printed 2015
Italian text

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