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Old 11-07-2017, 04:21 PM   #151
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impresive!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 01-03-2018, 03:30 AM   #152
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first of all happy new year from the Tiberius bridge (3 days ago during New Year festivity) .... in the new project of Rimini-Roman Town, after 2000 years, this year, the road traffic on the bridge of Tiberio will be definitively interrupted, and will remain only a monument where only pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be allowed ...
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:38 AM   #153
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and another desth card of german parachutist, almost certainly, fallen in Pesaro, just before the conquest of the city by the Polish soldiers of General Anders (here another similar death 4 days before, in the beginning of the Pesaro battle)

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and a photo and a map to indicate the place, on the river Foglia of Pesaro, where our Uffz Franz Rauchenschwandtner has fallen
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finally, about the Polish soldiers (who will enter in reserve immediately after the conquest of Pesaro).

.... 4 days before, August 26, 1944, 30 km south of Pesaro , Vallone di Sennigalia, at 10.45 Churchill, met the Genreale Anders, in a agitated discussion about the destiny of Poland and of the Polish soldiers in Italy ...
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:42 PM   #156
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Oriano, I always enjoy your updates.

Are there still many positions of the Gothic/ Rimini Line to be seen?
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fantastic photo's and impressive research !!

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Old 01-04-2018, 04:48 AM   #158
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Oriano, I always enjoy your updates.

Are there still many positions of the Gothic/ Rimini Line to be seen?


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out of the monuments, war cemeteries, memory plates , bunkers on teh coast, that I posted does not remain much visible in the area of ​​Rimini about the Gothic Line battle for a couple of important reasons:

in Rimini , the 82% of the buildings ot the town were destroyed by aerial bombing (about 400), the highest percentage in the cities over 30,000 inhabitants, and the reconstruction after the war but in particular the great tourist expansion of the 60s (today Rimini has about 150,000 inhabitants, 1,000 hotels with more than 70.000 beds) ave completely, outside the historical center, transformed the city erasing all traces of the war (outside the bombs that are found continuously during the excavations for foundations).
Easier to find some traces on the position/fortifications in the hills and in the Apennines ( I am attaching a nice site of friends of Badia Tedalda)

http://www.parcostoricolineagotica.it/en/rifugi.php


the German fortifications of the Gothic Line in the Rimini/Pesaro area (they ran 30 km south of Rimini from Pesaro to Badia Tedalda) were immediately overtaken by the allied attack on 30/31 August 1944 and the German resistance had as its fulcrum the heights of Coriano (from Gemmano to Riccione) and then the hills of Rimini before the Marecchia river.

but , with a military map in hand, between the British, Indian and Canadian war cemeteries, (the Germans are buried at Futa Pass near Bologna) the monuments and the memorial plates, especially from Tavullia, Coriano, Gemmano, Monte Colombo, Trarivi, San Marino, San Fortunato, Verucchio, Torriana etc (all the hills around Rimini, and every hill and every river a battle!!) it is very interesting and emotional tour
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fantastic photo's and impressive research !!

greetings Frank

thanks! ciao Oriano
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