WWII History in Emilia Romagna
Unfortunatley as part of our ruin was lacking foundations we have had to demolish the house to rebuild. Friday 13 May (is there an omen?) we received notification that all work had to be stopped and the site closed as in the rubble the workmen found 4 four WW11 hand grenades. We are not sure whether they are allied or german/italian grenades and we are waiting for the appropriate people to come and collect/difuse them and to check the site for any further munitions. We have asked the former owner if he is aware of what activities occurred in the area - Polinago in Emilia Romagna, but he stated that his father never discussed the war. Does anyone know what action occurred around the area - Modena is our largest city and I do know Bologna was heavily bombed. Can anyone elighten us or suggest some reading material? Also my late father in law (Aussie) was a prisoner in a hospital in the Parma area and was exchanged and sent to UK , my mother in law knows no more than that. I also wonder if anyone has heard of a place in Parma used as a hospital for foreign prisoners of war. My husband would like to find it. Thanks.