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but he sang mostly Puccini tenor arias. When the Germans took over Fiume (now Rijeka), they brought all of the boys and men together and told them that they were going into the army. My father-in-law (15 years old) and his best friend went out the back door and up into Mount Maggiore (sp?). Hid out and lived on hand-outs from the farmers until they met up with some Partisans. Captured twice and escaped twice - second time from the big prison in Belgrade. When the Allies bombed the city into partial rubble, they damaged the prison enough to allow the survivors to escape - dodging the guards as they ran.

The homemade wine - what I had was drinkable, but not very. Grappa - not my taste.

paul spencer

by paul spencer (paulgspencer@gmail.com) on Wed Jun 11th, 2008 at 12:54:20 PM EST
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If you can expand on that, it would be a story worth a diary!

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jun 11th, 2008 at 05:22:39 PM EST
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