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Event #24

Alessandro Barbero

Clandestine networks. A network of partisans: the GAP groups in Rome and the attack in Via Rasella

In Nazi-occupied Rome, a group of twentysomething members of the GAPs- Patriotic Action Groups – risk their lives every day throwing bombs or shooting against the German and fascist forces. Like all Resistance groups, their clandestine network is coordinated by political commanders of the highest ranks, connected to the Italian government. When in March of 1944 they plan an attack against the German column transiting through via Rasella, en route for the Viminale, they have no way of knowing that theirs will be the bloodiest attack endured by the Nazis in a Western European city, and that a terrible retaliation would follow: the Adreatine massacre.

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Barbero

Alessandro Barbero is a historian and a writer and a tenured professor of Medieval History at Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale e Vercelli. He writes for La Stampa and Tuttolibri. He is a contributor on the television program Superquark and the shows Il tempo e la storia and a.C.d.C., broadcast by Rai Storia. His publications include: Benedette guerre. Crociate e jihad («i Libri del Festival della Mente», 2009), Lepanto. La battaglia dei tre imperi («i Libri del Festival della Mente», 2010), Donne, madonne, mercanti e cavalieri. Sei storie medievali («i Libri del Festival della Mente», 2013), published by Laterza; Gli occhi di Venezia (Mondadori, 2011); Il divano di Istanbul (Sellerio, 2011); Dietro le quinte della Storia. La vita quotidiana attraverso il tempo, written with P. Angela (Rizzoli, 2012); Le Ateniesi (Mondadori, 2015); Costantino il vincitore (Salerno Editrice, 2016).

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