Here, I remember my Italian great-grandmother Caterina Marchetti. She and her family were anti-fascists who lived on a farm near Brescia, Northern Italy. During the German occupation of Italy, a British plane was shot down on or near to the Marchetti's property. The pilot was injured, but alive. Caterina and her family rescued this pilot and hid him in the chimney of their home so he wouldn't be caught by the Germans. Eventually, through the family's contacts with the Italian Resistance the pilot eventually made it back to Britain and survived the war. Caterina took a huge risk in helping this pilot as if the Germans had found this man then Caterina and her family would have been killed (and possibly other people in the town too.) My mum told me this story and the pilot was always very grateful to Caterina for rescuing him because he would have been killed by the Germans if he'd been found. Later on, the pilot (I don't know his name) visited Italy and met Caterina again. Caterina Marchetti died in 1981. I have written this to show that not all Italians were Fascists and how many people in Europe risked their lives to help Allied Servicemen.