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The Price of Innocence

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The author; Maurice G. Nash, was a young sergeant with the British 8th Army when, in July 1944 in a remote area of Tuscany, he stumbled on the very recent brutal massacres of 187 Italian male civilians, all victims of shocking reprisals by German forces for Partisan activities. Maurice Nash never forgot and half a century later he unearthed declassified extensive interrogations carried out by the British Special Investigations Branch in the immediate aftermath of the atrocities. "The Price of Innocence" is astonishing as it combines British war records with accounts from the Italian communities and his own first-hand testimony of the dreadful scenes he encountered. A truly remarkable book, "The Price of Innocence" also chronicles the activities of Britisg 14 Corps Troops Workshop, a mobile unit some 220 strong, with whom Maurice Nash served. This provided engineering support to artillery, armoured and infantry formations as the army crossed Italy from September 1943 to May 1945. Major battles are catalogued, specifically Cassion, the Gothic line in the northern Apennines and the massacre of 335 Italians in the Ardeatine Caves.

Large paperback in fine condition. Light scratch marks to the cover. Inside pages as new.

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Author(s):
Nash, G. Maurice
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
293
Publisher:
C. C. Publishing
Title:
The Price of Innocence

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The author; Maurice G. Nash, was a young sergeant with the British 8th Army when, in July 1944 in a remote area of Tuscany, he stumbled on the very recent brutal massacres of 187 Italian male civilians, all victims of shocking reprisals by German forces for Partisan activities. Maurice Nash never forgot and half a century later he unearthed declassified extensive interrogations carried out by the British Special Investigations Branch in the immediate aftermath of the atrocities. "The Price of Innocence" is astonishing as it combines British war records with accounts from the Italian communities and his own first-hand testimony of the dreadful scenes he encountered. A truly remarkable book, "The Price of Innocence" also chronicles the activities of Britisg 14 Corps Troops Workshop, a mobile unit some 220 strong, with whom Maurice Nash served. This provided engineering support to artillery, armoured and infantry formations as the army crossed Italy from September 1943 to May 1945. Major battles are catalogued, specifically Cassion, the Gothic line in the northern Apennines and the massacre of 335 Italians in the Ardeatine Caves.

Large paperback in fine condition. Light scratch marks to the cover. Inside pages as new.

Author(s):
Nash, G. Maurice
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
293
Publisher:
C. C. Publishing
Title:
The Price of Innocence

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