Author: Katz (Robert)
Year: 1974
Publisher: NEL
Edition Details: 1st NEL p/b Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+
Price: 7.00
Paperback. On March 23rd, 1944, the Roman Resistance opened fire on a column of German SS police, inflicting severe casualties. In return the SS, ordered by Hitler, herded together 355 civilian Romans and marched them to the Ardetine Caves. Here they slaughtered them one by one, and then tried to destroy the evidence of their horrific act of vengeance. It was unclear as to the real cause of the bloodshed. Why should the Germans retaliate so brutally and on a scale never again repeated in Italy? Were the Roman Resistance unjustified in their attack? Could the Pope have intervened? The author, an American journalist, many years with H.I.A.S. and the Unitd Nations, attended the 20th anniversary of the massacre, in 1964. His compassion was stirred that day, and he tried to discover the truth, and answer some of the unanswered questions. With Epilogue. 220pp. p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Now filmed as 'Massacre in Rome' starring Richard Burton and Marcello Mastroianni, directed by Carlo Ponti. Includes loosely inserted newspaper cutting from July 1981 headed 'US Author 'Defamed' Dead Pope'. Browned pp. o/w Vg+ with no creasing to covers


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