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Contributed by 
nottinghamcsv
People in story: 
Raymond Webb
Location of story: 
Italy
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A4307654
Contributed on: 
30 June 2005

This story was submitted to the People’s War site by CSV/BBC Radio Nottingham on behalf of Raymond Webb with his permission. The Author fully understands the site’s terms and conditions.

The German’s surrender in Italy — I return to Foggia. I stayed in a school opposite a small house, which was housing a peasant family with whom I struck a friendship. I can get by in Italian, one day the 8-year-old daughter is sent to find me in the school and she said: “Mama wants to see you”. I went over there immediately to find Mama in bed — with her new baby — she wanted me to be the first to see the new bambino. Italy was at war with us when we landed.

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