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- natalie holding
- Location of story:
- Sicily and Italy
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- 09 July 2005
Hello to all British veterans and their families. I am a teacher and student researching in the area of BBC and propaganda in Italy during the second world war. My own ancestors did not serve in Italy and so they cannot help me with my research.
I am looking for any kind of information about the BBC in Itlay. By this I mean for those of you who participated in operation Husky or who came afterwards, if you noticed any graffiti on walls in Sicily or Italy mentionning Colonel Stevens or any other broadcasters I would love to know. If you know or observed any Italians who listened to the BBC and their reactions...I have read in books that Italians prefered to listen to the BBC than to their own national radio: but is this true?
I'd also like to know how you were welcomed by the Italians: as friends? as enemies? How did they react to you? Could you listen to the BBC whilst you were in Italy?
If you can help me with any information concerning the BBC in Italy and its influence or the general relationship of Italians and the British I'd be really grateful. I am counting on people like you who have lived through extraordinary periods of time for personal accounts as as we all know we cannot always believe what we read in books!
Thank you in advance
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