Eternal Rome

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  1. hutt

    hutt Member

    I had a fantastic week in Rome with the family last summer at the height of the heatwave. I would strongly recommend a trip up the Vittoria Emanuelle monument as the views over Rome and the distant hills are extensive. Lower down at the base of the monument is a small museum with an entrance on the north east side and the 'human torpedo' was photographed there. Regrettable I did not photograph the text. Toast Panor.jpg Toast Torp.jpg
     
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  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    DSCN1945.jpg Hutt
    The Italians appear to be very proud of their one man torpedos and I used to admire the one I saw in the main park in Taormina in Sicily.

    Apparently I did remember to snap the text :)

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  3. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    This morning, as on every Monday morning, I was taking part in a very busy Italian Conversation class organised by my local U3A.

    We were being asked questions on general knowledge and were asked what was the longest word in the Italian language.

    Apart from one young lady who GOOGLED for an instant answer I was the only one present who could say the word and pronounce it correctly and surprisingly, it had to be at least 74 years since I was taught the word by a local Italian !

    The word, if you are ever asked the same question in a pub quiz, is precipitevolissimevolmente and means to rush headlong into a situation.

    Just thought you might want to know :)

    Ron
    (who has difficulty in remembering whether or not he has locked the back door !)
     
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  4. HAARA

    HAARA Well-Known Member

    Seeing your photo in front of Altare della Patria reminded me of this, taken July '44. Untitled-1.jpg
     
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  5. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member Patron

    "The word, if you are ever asked the same question in a pub quiz, is precipitevolissimevolmente and means to rush headlong into a situation."
    From my meetings with Italians, very appropriate :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    HAARA
    Smashing pic !
    Who's the chap facing the camera ?
    Ron
     
  7. HAARA

    HAARA Well-Known Member

    BSM John Kemp, 236 Battery 76th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regt, RA. The day after this pic was taken the Regt was allocated to a field role - life became a lot more intense from this point. If you are interested you can read about his experiences (including previously unpublished details of the Bari raid) in "Ever Your Own, Johnnie"
    http://www.lulu.com/shop/nick-kemp/...italy-1943-45/paperback/product-23043122.html
     
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