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The Search for the Soldier Without a Name (Part 2) – An encounter in the desert

This was a foolish act that cost the Italian officer everything he had. Everything dear to him, was taken off him, including those black and white photographs I now have. That act took place somewhere in the Western Desert probably … Continue reading

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The search for the soldier without a name-Part 1

The Italian with the sword has stared at us Smillies for two generations now. He stands proud in his uniform and his knee high boots. His kepi cuts his face at an angle, as was the style in the 30s. … Continue reading

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When the census man returns. Part one

  This post morphed into an article that appeared in The Star newspaper. That article was the space limited, Reader’s Digest version, this is the original in two parts. He first came knocking 170 years ago, three weeks ago he … Continue reading

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