The Rimini Enclave

“….On May 15, 1945 the British of the Eighth Army created Enklave Rimini , an area that stretched from Cervia to Riccione which was  the largest long-lasting Italian concentration camp of the defeated of the Second World War which contained 150,000 prisoners…..” Interesting article about the Italian Campaign….. read it here.

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New Zealand History

In my research on the Italian Campaign of World War 2 I continue to find new sources and material I haven’t seen before. Today I happened onto this excellent New Zealand website that has a large area dedicated to the NZ history during WW2. The main WW2 part is here.There…

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Battle for Cassino

Found this interesting website covering the Battle of Monte Cassino. There has been much written about this particular part of the Italian campaign, but new articles continue to appear. Remains an interesting topic and a gruesome battle. http://www.dalvolturnoacassino.it/asp/le-battaglie-per-cassino.asp

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Corona Virus Times

I am writing this on April 20, 2020, in our home in rural Italy, where we have been locked up now for more than 2 months already. We have been out 3 times, to the nearby intersection with the supermarket, and back. Many of you will suffer in the same…

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Book reviews added

Ever since I started this website my attention to WW2 subjects had to be shared with some of my other sites. I am now trying to bundle everything WW2 related HERE. So my new BOOK REVIEWS will be posted here in future, and I am in the process of porting…

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Back from Sicily

Nina and I spent 2 weeks on the Island of Sicily, tracing ancient Greek history of 2400 years ago, and tracing Operation Husky. The latter is a tad more recent, taking place from July 9th, 1943 and the subsequent 38 days. although I planned everything meticulously things went wrong of…

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Fiddling with domain names

Since I host this site on one of my Siteground hosting plans, I set it up before having the proper domain name. When I ultimately changed it over to WW2Traces.com, I kept seeing the wrong URL in my browser (and so did you). I couldn’t figure out what was wrong,…

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More work done

In between a gazillion other activities (no wonder I need naps in the afternoon!) I have been working on the website again. Now added the first ‘ clickable pictures’ on the front page and in the side column, taking you to special pages on the website.Via the links you can…

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Trip to Sicily

Updates have been scarce lately. Mainly because I am hard at work preparing our upcoming (first ever !) trip to Sicily. The results of some of the research are already visible on the Italian map. The plan is to spend the night in Salerno (where yet another allied landing took…

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Features planned

When you look down the front page, you see 6 parts of a photo with ‘Special features’ written above them. Here we’ll have separate pictures, each depicting a special feature and taking you to another part of the site.Special Features I am thinking of now are My Own Favorites, Publishers,…

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