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Grandpa award (ww2 - interned) by Kooskia Grandpa award (ww2 - interned) by Kooskia
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Well... I already uploaded some pics of my family related to WW2, including my fathernal grandfather with his brothers in different uniforms serving in the Italian army:
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And also the husband of my mothernal grandmother's sister, who was in Luftwaffe (I met him few times when I was a little kid):
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Some time ago, while making order among the stuff of my mothernal grandmother (she lives with us) we found the document and the award given to her husband.
He was my mothernal grandfather and I never met him (mother suffered quite a bit for she was a child when he passed away due ill).
I am still searching for some photos of him during military service, but so far no success.
He was located in Trieste (north Italy now bordering Slovenia), when after 8 September 1943 Italy signed an armistice with the Allies and the German Army took control of the north of the country.
It is known he managed to cross part of the northern italy (including Po river) with other groups of soldiers, aiming to reach South Italy.
Nearby the German/Allies lines, he and a few others planned to take a rowboat to sail and avoid in this way the German lines. However they were spotted while on water, (my grandma recall also that in the group there was a sailor in trouble because.. he did not know to swim), and my grandpa got an hand holed by a bullet.

They were captured and deported by train in Germany (according my grandma, they were all given something in the food to make them sleep to avoid escapes). As other officers of the Royal Italian Army, who refused to join the German-alligned fascist northern Italian Social Republic, he was kept in a labor camp until the war ended.


The cross he received after the war ended is a quite common award (given for 1 year of service in combat operation /  being wounded in combat ) however it is interesting that it was assigned to him as "Internato"  (Interned)



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PLEASE, DON'T FAVE AND RUN AWAY !!!
IT'S NICE IF YOU STOP FOR FEW SECONDS AND LEAVE A SMALL COMMENT ^^
IT COULD BE NICE TO CHAT AND SPEAK X3
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