A contemplative resting place in Italy

I do not believe there is anyone in the world who knows more about America’s military plans against Japan in the waning years of WWII than D. M. Giangreco.  If you ever have any questions or curiosity about the subject, just check out his bibliography, and you shall find answers.

On that same page, in the upper left hand corner, you will also find a tranquil and moving video about the American Florence Military Cemetery.  With Veterans Day drawing close, the video is a very good way to remember those who have given their lives for our country.

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  • Mike

    Thank you Book for this. Over the years a couple of friends (now passed) plus a few Uncles and my Father where involved in WW11. Only one uncle left that was involved. All of them are slowly passing us by.
    “Semper Fi”

  • 11B40


    I recently reread Rick Atkinson’s “The Day of Battle” which was about World War II in Sicily and Italy. If dear Winston Churchill’s “soft underbelly of Europe” wasn’t the biggest military mistake since Custer and the 7th rode down the Little Big Horn, I don’t know what was.  Just like the miseries of urban combat with its third dimension of altitude, the campaign up the Italian boot was a long, lingering fit of sickness. And the petulant behavior of some of the allied general was no cure. The more military history I read, the more I wonder how some of these people became generals. It’s a wonder to me that there aren’t even more American cemeteries in Italy.