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PostThe Sad End of a German Fiance (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/29/23 4:15 am)
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The photos of the German soldiers strolling in Savona are from a friend of mine who has a large archive of photos, uniforms, and other artifacts from WWII.
About German soldiers, one of them in a village near Savona was engaged to an Italian girl. In the final month of the war the couple saw that the front would collapse very soon. They planned for the young man to desert, remain at the girl's home and then marrying. But the heroic partisans in order to hasten the victory of "Good against Evil" killed him while he, unarmed, was coming out of the girl's house one evening.
JE comments: For those who missed yesterday's photos, here is the link. The fate of this German beau was probably repeated many times over. Sad. I have images in my head of the young French women who were publicly humiliated for having relations with Germans. The lesson is clear: if you're going to fall in love in wartime, make sure you pick the winning team.