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Arandora Star – the search for a missing mosaic war memorial

Arandora Star – the search for a missing mosaic war memorial

James Selbie designed and created the mosaic to commemorate the Arandora Star tragedy.

A mystery regarding a missing memorial to one of the worst shipping disasters of the Second World War has focused on Greenock, Scotland The stone mosaic — which was created in memory of more than 800 people who perished in the sinking of the liner Arandora Star (article here) — was gifted to the town’s […]

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Arandora Star – La tragedia dimenticata

Arandora Star –  La tragedia dimenticata

"To forget would be a greater tragedy " - Gino Tambini, grandson of Giovanni Tambini, lost on the Arandora Star, July 2, 1940

Per fortuna a Barga c’è l’Istituto Storico Lucchese. Lo diciamo sinceramente, perché se non ci fosse questa attivissima sezione, la Fondazione Ricci e poche altre iniziative di singoli cittadini, qui, la memoria di chi ci ha preceduto sarebbe lasciata cadere in un triste e assordante oblio. Già, perché non bastano le corone di fiori e […]

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Barga remembers the victims of Arandora Star

Barga remembers the victims of Arandora Star

"To forget would be a greater tragedy " - Gino Tambini, grandson of Giovanni Tambini, lost on the Arandora Star, July 2, 1940

In early June 1940, immediately Italy entered the Second World War, all Italian male civilians between the ages of 18 and 70 years living in the UK were arrested by the police and military to be interned under instructions of the War Cabinet. Following a decision to transport a number of internees to Canada and […]

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Barga remembers the victims of Arandora Star

Barga remembers the victims of Arandora Star

"To forget would be a greater tragedy " - Gino Tambini, grandson of Giovanni Tambini, lost on the Arandora Star, July 2, 1940

In early June 1940, immediately Italy entered the Second World War, all Italian male civilians between the ages of 18 and 70 years living in the UK were arrested by the police and military to be interned under instructions of the War Cabinet. Following a decision to transport a number of internees to Canada and […]

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Barga remembers the victims of Arandora Star

Barga remembers the victims of Arandora Star

In early June 1940, immediately Italy entered the Second World War, all Italian male civilians between the ages of 18 and 70 years living in the UK were arrested by the police and military to be interned under instructions of the War Cabinet. Following a decision to transport a number of internees to Canada and […]

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Arandora Star remembered 74 years after the event

Arandora Star remembered 74 years after the event

Among those lost on the Arandora Star were the following Barghigiani: Agostini, Oliviero 29.04.1904 Bertolini, Vincenzo Silvio 14.06.1876 Biagioni, Ferdinando 06.07.1895 Da Prato, Silvio 27.02.1878 Poli, Amedeo 10.03.1896 Rocchiccioli, Caesar 06.12.1909 Togneri, Giuseppe 19.03.1889

In early June 1940, immediately Italy entered the Second World War, all Italian male civilians between the ages of 18 and 70 years living in the UK were arrested by the police and military to be interned under instructions of the War Cabinet. Following a decision to transport a number of internees to Canada and […]

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Arandora Star – When Fiction Serves Truth

Arandora Star – When Fiction Serves Truth

"To forget would be a greater tragedy " - Gino Tambini, grandson of Giovanni Tambini, lost on the Arandora Star, July 2, 1940

I have known, and lived with the story of the Arandora Star for many years. I was a young reporter in local newspapers back in 1990 when a book arrived for review. It was “The Italian Factor” by Terri Colpi (a book I still treasure) which is THE guide to the Italian community in the […]

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Rando Bertoia, the last survivor of the Arandora Star tragedy dies

Rando Bertoia, the last survivor of the Arandora Star tragedy dies

the last survivor of the Arandora Star tragedy

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of cav Rando Bertoia, the last survivor of the Arandora Star tragedy. Rando was 93 and died peacefully at home in Glasgow, Scotland. His great serenity and courage inspired many. He was a champion of reconciliation and peace and when pressed to allocate blame for […]

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Arandora Star remembered 73 years after the event

Arandora Star remembered 73 years after the event

church service and wreath laid in Barga Vecchia this afternoon in remembrance of the 682 people who died on the Arandora Star on the 1st of July 1940

In early June 1940, immediately Italy entered the Second World War, all Italian male civilians between the ages of 18 and 70 years living in the UK were arrested by the police and military to be interned under instructions of the War Cabinet. Following a decision to transport a number of internees to Canada and […]

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Arandora Star: il dovere della Memoria

Arandora Star: il dovere della Memoria

Barga ricorda oggi le vittime dell’Arandora Star con una messa in suffragio dopo un sentito momento di memoria all’interno dell’ultimo Consiglio comunale. Un gesto di grande importanza. Anche noi vogliamo ricordare quegli italiani (e non solo) inghiottiti dalle acque delle Atlantico. Tutti dobbiamo ricordare. E’ un dovere. Quella dell’Arandora Star è stata una delle prime […]

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In ricordo delle vittime dell’Arandora Star

In ricordo delle vittime dell’Arandora Star

Il Comune di Barga per ricordare una tragedia che ha segnato la nostra storia e la storia mondiale: la morte di 446 italiani nel naufragio dell’Arandora Star avvenuto il 2 luglio del 1940. Una tragedia per lungo tempo dimenticata che ha toccato Barga e la provincia di Lucca, realtà fra le più colpite e segnate […]

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Per non dimenticare l’Arandora Star

Per non dimenticare l’Arandora Star

Si è svolto questo pomeriggio a Barga, prima con un ricordo in Piazza Mons. Piero Giannini e poi con una santa messa di suffragio presso la chiesa del sacro Cuore, la commemorazione della tragedia dell’Arandora Star (2 luglio 1940), dove persero la vita centinaia di prigionieri italo-britannici che dovevano essere deportati in Canada, a causa […]

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