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    Alfio Caruso


In Search of a Homeland

Author: Alfio Caruso

On September 8th, 1943, the recently-signed armistice inspired Italians to fight against the Germans. Throughout Italy, France, Yugoslavia, Greece, and Albania, soldiers risked their lives to turn a new page in history. Although nearly 25,000 were killed in only three weeks, young men, who had already suffered at El Alamein and in Russia, continued to respond to the Allies’ call for help. By the end of the war, more than 86,000 died on the battlefield and in German camps. This is the rarely-told story of young infantrymen, artillerymen, Alpine troopers, and sharpshooters who fought “in search of a homeland”.

Publisher: TEA
Publish Date: 2012
Page Count: IX-292, paperback


Alfio Caruso (Catania, 1950) was one of the original founders of Il Giornale newspaper in 1974. In the '80's, he worked for the Corriere della Sera as Editor-in-Chief, and the Gazzetta dello Sport as Deputy Editor. He was appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Messaggero newspaper in 1995, and the Editorial Director of the Nazione, the Resto del Carlino, and Il Giorno in 1996. Caruso is also an author of crime novels, and an essayist on Italian history and the Mafia.

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