A small mill and Italian family helped save 500 Allied soldiers: Here is how

Lucinda Garbutt-Young
Updated April 25 2023 - 1:09pm, first published 12:30pm
The entry to a mill in the countryside of Zeri. Picture supplied
The entry to a mill in the countryside of Zeri. Picture supplied

In the Italian countryside of Zeri is an old chestnut mill that housed partisans and escaped prisoners of war during World War 2. Soldiers arriving here had to travel over steep hills and were sometimes near-naked from months spent as POWs.

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Lucinda Garbutt-Young

Lucinda Garbutt-Young is a producer at The Canberra Times. She was previously a reporter at the Newcastle Herald, where she covered breaking news, court and other general news. Do you have a story? Email Lucinda at l.garbutt-young@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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