Lett, Gordon, Major. Introduction by James Holland. Forewords by Brian Lett & Freya Stark.
Title ROSSANO: A VALLEY IN FLAMES. A STORY OF THE ITALIAN RESISTANCE.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Very Good+
Publisher Barnsley, South Yorkshire Frontline 2011
1848326211 / 9781848326217
Seller ID 28108
205 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, map. "In July 1942, Major Gordon Lett was taken prisoner at the fall of Tobruk. After fourteen months in the notorious prison camps at Bari and Chieti, he escaped at the Armistice of September 1943 from the camp at Veano and took to the mountains above the Cisa Pass. Rather than return to England, he founded and led an entirely non-political band of highly-successful partisans, the Battaglione Internazionale. The group fought and harassed the Brigate Nere and the Germans along the Magra Valley from north of Pontremoli to La Spezia for eighteen months. They were so influential to the success of the Allied advance that permanent lines of communication with the Allies were established, supplies dropped by air and, later, SAS troops sent in to assist the Battalion. 500 Allied troops escaped to safety via Rossano." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, tiny dent on rear hinge