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WW2 Italian Freedom Trail - Tenna Valley

The retrace of WW2 Allied Escapers and Evaders routes in NE Italy will take place between 17 – 22 May 2017. This annual retrace is organised as a commemorative international event dedicated to the people of the Italian countryside, the ‘contadini’, who gave shelter, food, clothing and medical aid to WW2 Escapers and Evaders heading south to the Allied lines, or...

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WW2 Italian Freedom Trail - Tenna Valley

The retrace of WW2 Allied Escapers and Evaders routes in NE Italy will take place between 17 – 22 May 2017. This annual retrace is organised as a commemorative international event dedicated to the people of the Italian countryside, the ‘contadini’, who gave shelter, food, clothing and medical aid to WW2 Escapers and Evaders heading south to the Allied lines, or north to neutral Switzerland. Under a German proclamation if anyone was caught helping Escapers or Evaders the men would be shot and the women sent to concentration camps. Despite the threats, the contadini of the Italian countryside assisted Escapers and Evaders, many dying because of their selfless acts of humanity. The event is organised by the Escape Lines Memorial Society and the Monte San Martino Trust to inspire future generations throughout Europe and to promote international friendship.

The route starts at Servigliano and ends at Porto San Georgio on the north Adriatic coast. This retrace will cover some 80 kilometers over 3 days, climbing up to 1,800 metres. All the villages along the route assisted men who had escaped from POW camps such as Amandola, Sernano, Servigliano, Fermo, Una, Macerata and Monte Urano following the declaration of the Italian Armistice in early September 1943.

Event date

18-May-2017 08:30 - 
21-May-2017 22:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event is completed

Location

SAN MARCO HOTEL,
SERVIGLIANO,
TENNA VALLEY,
ITALY

Event Contact

Key contact
ROGER STANTON
Telephone
01423508667
Email address
rogerstanton.elms@tpiz.co.uk

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A very worthwhile cause.
Donation by Jeremy Pearcy
on 24/04/2017
£ 50.00
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