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"A country back on the path of peace": the difficult months after the war in Lucca and province.

"A country back on the path of peace": the difficult months after the war in Lucca and province.

Sant'Anna di Stazzema is a village in Tuscany in central Italy. Administratively, it is a frazione of the comune of Stazzema, in the province of Lucca. In 1944, it was the site of a notorious Nazi atrocity during World War II. The village was only partially rebuilt after the war. Since 2000, it has been the site of the Italian National Park of Peace (Parco Nazionale della Pace) with memorials and a museum dedicated to the massacre.

Sant'Anna di Stazzema is a village in Tuscany in central Italy. Administratively, it is a frazione of the comune of Stazzema, in the province of Lucca. In 1944, it was the site of a notorious Nazi atrocity during World War II. The village was only partially rebuilt after the war. Since 2000, it has been the site of the Italian National Park of Peace (Parco Nazionale della Pace) with memorials and a museum dedicated to the massacre.

10 luglio capa sbarco sicilia 580x361 copia

10 luglio capa sbarco sicilia 580x361 copia

When we came to vote. The referendum on a monarchy vs. Republic, voters were 24,947,187, equal to 89% of those eligible. Italians returned to vote after more than twenty years, and for the first time women voted. In the general elections, the political atmosphere was very tense, also in the province of Lucca.

When we came to vote. The referendum on a monarchy vs. Republic, voters were 24,947,187, equal to 89% of those eligible. Italians returned to vote after more than twenty years, and for the first time women voted. In the general elections, the political atmosphere was very tense, also in the province of Lucca.

Forte de Marmi, like Beverly Hills meets Carmel in Italy. ADORE this place.

Forte de Marmi, like Beverly Hills meets Carmel in Italy. ADORE this place.

Black American Soldiers In World War II

Black American Soldiers In World War II

M4A1 Sherman of 1st Armored Division on the road to Lucca/ITALY, 10th March 1945. As much as possible is carried on the outside.

M4A1 Sherman of 1st Armored Division on the road to Lucca/ITALY, 10th March 1945. As much as possible is carried on the outside.

The 92nd Infantry Division in Italy during the World War II.  The Buffalo Soldier division.  Let's never forget them.

The 92nd Infantry Division in Italy during the World War II. The Buffalo Soldier division. Let's never forget them.

“Buffalo Soldiers” of the American 92nd Infantry Division, the only segregated African-American unit to see front line combat in Europe, take cover as another prepares to fire an M1 “Bazooka” rocket launcher at a German machine gun nest. Lucca, Italy. 1944.

“Buffalo Soldiers” of the American 92nd Infantry Division, the only segregated African-American unit to see front line combat in Europe, take cover as another prepares to fire an M1 “Bazooka” rocket launcher at a German machine gun nest. Lucca, Italy. 1944.

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