TERRITORY WAR LEGHORN
May 1943 bombing destroyed the city photo-bombing the port of Livorno images WWII images Livorno bombed by the Allies
All hell breaks loose on Livorno. Tons of bombs rain down on the city by US planes. And ‘this year that changed Italy, as it is written in a book. And Livorno largely disappears. At 10 of the 28 May plays yet another air raid. People run but without belief in what must be the shelters or basements in buildings that at most they could protect from flying debris or from the anti-aircraft machine guns. It is believed that once again it is a false alarm or whether the announced exercise scheduled for that very day at that hour. But this time it’s all true. The city is largely destroyed, it will be totally in the 126 bombings that, over the months, followed by that of 28 May. Anic is on fire and the sky is tinged with black smoke refinery struck. The port is devastated and in the evening jumping in the air, despite a thousand efforts, a ship loaded with explosives. When the bombers leave people it pours into the street: begins the sad story of displacement in the countryside closer. Our family, five people, found refuge in the villa in Monterotondo Maurogordato or rather in a room next to the church of the villa.