Museum in Italy - Gothic Line and Mt. Altuzzo battle
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If you are interested in WW2 History of Italian Campaign you can’t miss the Centre of Documentation and Historical Research of Gotica Toscana npa!

The Centre hosts a permanent exhibition about the Gothic Line and the Altuzzo Battle and a temporary one presenting WW2 uniforms, equipments and original footage.

 

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The actual temporary exhibition, available until march 2013, is dedicated to the EL Alamein Battle (North Africa).

 

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The Centre is the HQ of Gotica Toscana npa and the MVPA representative in Italy

 

If you want you can also ask a guide either for the support to the exhibition or on demand to visit the battlefield.

Check the Centre's website and that of the North Apennines Po Valley Park we belong to. The North Apennines - Po Valley Park (NAPV) is a WWII theme park created to preserve the memory of an often forgotten phase of that conflict: the Italian campaign after the liberation of Rome.

 

Join us every weekend and take your time.

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#2

Bravo. Great post and very informative. I am going to spend some time this morning, exploring the websites.

 

All the best,

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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I just added those links to the main website.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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A new temporary esxibition is running now until September 2015 on the Liberation of Florence.

http://www.goticatoscana.eu/EN/index.html

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From "Army news" of the 23rd August 1944: "LIBERATION OF FLORENCE COMPLETE NAPLES, Tuesday.-Men of the 8th Army have completed the liberation of Florence. The city is now firmly in Allied hands. Patrols have pushed beyond the city."

Army News was published in Darwin, Australia

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#5

Thanks for the update. Always good to hear from you. Wishing you all the best. I'm sure the event will be well attended and a great success.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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Inauguration of new WWII shows last June 18th 2016 of the Documentation Centre of Gotica Toscana

in Ponzalla in the town of Scarperia with "La Gotica in vetrina"

 

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Thanks for posting your the latest updates. Always happy to see.

 

BTW, hope you received my latest personal message on the forum. Should be able to upload the files you prepared for me on the Fifth Army. Great job!

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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Giogo Pass - September 20th 1944 - A new diorama is in shows since December 17th 2016 at the Documentation Centre of Gotica Toscana, more pictures are shown on the website,

in Ponzalla in the town of Scarperia.

 

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Giogo Pass - September 20th 1944 - Two days before, the men of the 85a division have managed to break through the Gothic Line and take the top of Monte Altuzzo together with men of 91a that have faced the Germans in Monticelli. The road of the Giogo pass, HW6524 as identified by the Allies, is free and from the top, one sees the buttresses north of Firenzuola where the German troops are now waiting. The men of the 85a Infantry Division and 91a Infantry Division can sit in front of the old house of the Gogo pass, leaving free the HW6524 that passes to the side of the hill that dominates the pitch. The image is taken from the crest on the left just arrived in front of the house. The caption mentions "Collection Point to the house partially demolished on Monte Altuzzo".

In the picture there are ninety men and twenty vehicles between trucks, jepp, trailers and accessories.

The diorama, which reproduces the scene of the picture taken the 20 September 1944, is an idea and of Ferdinando Ulivit hat took care of the project, together with Luca Faini, and produced vehicles, soldiers, base stand and everything that serves for the diorama. Piero Falugiani is designer and the builder of the house of the Giogo, Luca Faini and Roberto Metelli cooperated for placement of the details and set-up of the base stand. The construction required seven months of work, some reconnaissance on the battlefield and a meticulous analysis of the original pictures.

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#9

The diorama is excellent! three cheers to Ferdinando and Luca. Have to show this to my husband.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#10

Yes that is very nice work!

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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