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RE: who can read Italian?, HELP !!!
Posted by: walter M ()
Date: July 24, 2001 10:45PM

<HTML>There are some, just make fun of the Regia Marina and they will pop out like rivets under stresss! :-)
This is the translation of the before reported wed page. One veteran is telling his story.

...it was a very sad day that July 23, 1943. I was a crewmember of the RSM \"Ascianghi\". During the offensive patrol the hydrophones felt a strong enemy naval group. The skipper, LtCmdr Mario Fiorini ordered periscope dept and battle stations. He snaked trough the escort vessels and chose the larger target. He launched a couple of torpedoes that it is presumed hit one cruiser. I say \"it is presumed\" because the submarine did not have the time to see the result; she tried a crash dive but before reaching a safe dept she suffered an intense deep charge attack. Damaged, she was forced to blow the tanks and surface. She could not use her artillery because she was immediately hit by the gunfire of two British destroyers. She slowly sank; I was wounded and the HMS Foly’s (?) crew drew us off the drink. Only 23 men survived and were carried to the hospital of Malta, where I have been operated to the left eye.
Antonio D’Alessandro,
Able seaman,
Volunteer in the Royal Italian Navy
Born in Rome in 1923.

Translation provided (in a hurrry) by walter M.

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Conflicting information Brian Corijn 07/23/2001 07:39AM
RE: Conflicting information Rainer Kolbicz 07/24/2001 08:25PM
RE: Conflicting information walter M 07/24/2001 09:13PM
RE: Conflicting information Rainer Kolbicz 07/24/2001 09:58PM
RE: who can read Italian?, HELP !!! Brian Corijn 07/24/2001 10:25PM
RE: who can read Italian?, HELP !!! walter M 07/24/2001 10:45PM
RE: who can read Italian?, HELP !!! Brian Corijn 07/26/2001 07:19AM
RE: who can read Italian?, HELP !!! walter M 07/26/2001 01:58PM


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