On a remote mountain top between Florence and Bologna we remembered those who died in defeating the Germans on Monte Cece on 8 Oct 1944. On this spot a VC was won and a Commanding Officer killed.  The Italians take these things very seriously. We were treated to speeches from several local dignitaries which went on a bit but much appreciated. We were driven to the top in 6 small military trucks belonging to 66th Air Mobile Regiment. They are shortly to deploy to Afghanistan but to Herat. Those from 3 YORKS on our group had some common ground with them.


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