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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

When Italy capitulated during the Second World War, the Germans retaliated against their former ally with brutal force; almost overnight the Italian Resistance was born. Over 450 Kiwi prisoners-of-war saw escape as their only hope. A pathway to precarious safety was provided by the partisans, who were still fighting German and Italian Fascists, and by ordinary Italian families. Many were captured again, and some were tortured and killed. The relationships forged between these New Zealanders and their Italian helpers are keenly remembered and honoured by both sides today. Their stories provide an insight into the Italian Resistance itself, its heroism, sacrifice and impact. Moving and exhilarating, Fighting with the Enemy shows the human side of war.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 9)
  • Chapter 1 Capture (p. 14)
  • Chapter 2 Prisoners-of-war in Italy (p. 25)
  • Chapter 3 Escape (p. 36)
  • Chapter 4 The Italian Resistance (p. 48)
  • Chapter 5 At large: the Hare Battalion (p. 58)
  • Chapter 6 Recapture (p. 70)
  • Chapter 7 The Kiwi peasants: 'They too are sons of mothers' (p. 81)
  • Chapter 8 Survival strategies (p. 94)
  • Chapter 9 Fighting with the partisans (p. 109)
  • Chapter 10 The partisan struggle (p. 129)
  • Chapter 11 The prodigal son of Gemona (p. 145)
  • Chapter 12 Three men in a cave (p. 162)
  • Chapter 13 Those bastards are getting bloody personal (p. 185)
  • Chapter 14 Horace and Fanny: New Zealand priests in the Vatican underground (p. 202)
  • Chapter 15 Escape into Switzerland (p. 214)
  • Chapter 16 Getting out (p. 226)
  • Chapter 17 Liberation (p. 240)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 250)
  • Notes (p. 252)
  • Bibliography (p. 267)