After a relatively peaceful war, the Italian port of Bari suffered a terrible bombing raid in December, 1943 that led to a poison gas release killing many in mysterious circumstances that the Allies tried to cover up.
My father’s diary describes the aftermath and the dangers of visiting the local vino shop for a drink in the lead-up to Christmas and the New Year.
Episode photo: Civilians caught up in the Bari bombing.
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Diary entries read by grandson Nick.
Additional voices: Lynda Proffitt