A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy


A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism [Download] ➾ A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism ➹ Caroline Moorehead – Thomashillier.co.uk The extraordinary story of four courageous women who helped form the Italian Resistance against the Nazis and the Fascists during the Second World War In the late summer of , when Italy changed sides in the PDF/EPUB ¾ The extraordinary story of four courageous women who helped form the Italian Resistance against the Nazis and the Fascists during the Second World War In the late summer of , when Italy changed sides in WWII and the Germans, now their enemies, occupied the north of the country, an Italian Resistance was born Ada, Frida, Silvia and Bianca were four young Piedmontese women who joined the Resistance, living secretively in the mountains surrounding Turin They were not alone Betweenand , as the Allies battled their way north, thousands of men and A House PDF \ women throughout occupied Italy rose up and fought to liberate their country from the German invaders and their Fascist collaborators What made the partisan war all the extraordinary was the number of women in its ranksThe bloody civil war that ensued across the country pitted neighbour against neighbour, and brought out the best and worst in Italian society The courage shown by the partisans was exemplary, and eventually bound them together as a coherent fighting force And the women s contribution was invaluable they fought, carried messages and weapons, provided safe houses, House in the PDF Ì laid mines and took prisoners Ada s house deep in the mountains became a meeting place and refuge for many of them The death rattle of Mussolini s two decades of Fascist rule with its corruption, greed and anti Semitism was unrelentingly violent and brutal, but for the partisan women it was also a time of camaraderie and equality, pride and optimism They would prove, to themselves and to the world, what resolve, tenacity and above all exceptional courage could achieve.


10 thoughts on “A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism

  1. Lisa Forsen Lisa Forsen says:

    This book intrigued me I have read 2 of the author s other books Fascinating amount of facts, however they are sort of hard to follow due to the number of people discussed My dad s family is from this exact area, Piedmont in northern Italy In fact, while I was reading it, I messaged with my cousin who lives there and asked him about his father s memories of the war I discovered that at least one of my relatives was a partisan He survived the war which on it s own is incredible after readi This book intrigued me I have read 2 of the author s other books Fascinating amount of facts, however they are sort of hard to follow due to the number of people discussed My dad s family is from this exact area, Piedmont in northern Italy In fact, while I was reading it, I messaged with my cousin who lives there and asked him about his father s memories of the war I discovered that at least one of my relatives was a partisan He survived the war which on it s own is incredible after reading this story and in fact lived to be 89 The history was interesting Italy had so many different issues with so many groups fighting for controlFascists, and the Resistance, which was again divided by those who were Communist and those who were not As you might imagine, this led to difficulties with the differences in ideologies, for Italians but also for the Allied and the Axis This book highlighted the role women played in this Resistance Because their intelligence and loyalties were underestimated, it allowed them to beeffective perhaps than if they had been thought of as a threat As always, it is amazing what people lived through and I am reminded how fortunate to be living in a country with no recent wars on our homeland


  2. Karen Karen says:

    The story is fascinating but I found the number of characters and minutia too much to deal with so I stopped reading


  3. Barbara Barbara says:

    A bit tedious


  4. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Okay, putting this in my read bookshelf is a bit of a lie since I couldn t get through it got about 1 2 way I wantedof a story, and this read like an encyclopedia or timeline.


  5. wade wade says:

    This is a well researched and written book for a narrow audience My only complaint is the book s subtitle the women who liberated Italy from fascism The insertion of the word helped would have made the cover much less misleading The book generally follows the lives of four women who became members of the resistance against Mussolini and his government during World War 2 and after with their disappointment when women didn t get their well deserved credit and benefits they hoped to get in This is a well researched and written book for a narrow audience My only complaint is the book s subtitle the women who liberated Italy from fascism The insertion of the word helped would have made the cover much less misleading The book generally follows the lives of four women who became members of the resistance against Mussolini and his government during World War 2 and after with their disappointment when women didn t get their well deserved credit and benefits they hoped to get in post war Italy Well worth reading if this topic appeals to you


  6. Andrea Andrea says:

    DNF I got about 1 3 of the way through and although it is a fascinating book and topic, it was just too much of a history lesson that an interesting book to read all the way through.


  7. Vendela Vendela says:

    This is an extraordinary book Violent and at times really tough going, but such a riveting story you can t put it down nonetheless And the women Ada Silvia Frida Lisseta So damn brave, so damn bright, and such an important part of the partisan resistance Read this book.


  8. M M says:

    The title and subtitle of the book are all that s captivating More than a dozen times, I ve tried reading it with the intention to invest thoughtful consideration, but there s so much jumping back and forth to different timelines, adding too many new characters, not allowing me to stay interested in one long enough to care Two chapters in with three months of trying, I do not recommend this book.


  9. Annarella Annarella says:

    Some members of my family were involved in the Italian Resistance and I wasthan happy when I got this ARC.It s well researched and the explanations of what happened is detailed and clear.I loved to read the story of these women and I mthan happy that their names are remembered.It was a book that moved me, highly recommended.Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC, all opinions are mine


  10. Donna May Donna May says:

    I have found this book to be intriguing and insightful I am impressed at how courageous these women were.


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