Thursday, April 04, 2013

First Paragraph

I first went to Rome in October 1944, and stayed there on and off for the next couple of years. Having spent, earlier on, nearly three months in the slit-trenches and dugouts of Anzio, I was glad to have a base job with a peculiar Anglo-American organization called MMIA, the Military Mission to the Italian Army, known to the Italians as Mamma Mia.

- From Rome '44 by Raleigh Trevelyan

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