16 May 2001

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16 May 2001 - Il Messaggero

L'Aquila - Feast of San Bernardino / San Bernardino, arrivano i senesi
For the 557th anniversary of the Saint's death a school from Siena as usual will come to L'Aquila to offer the oil for the saint's lamp. A Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Giuseppe Molinari.

16 May 2001 - Il Messaggero

Sulmona - Italian President Ciampi comes to the Freedom Trail / Il presidente Ciampi inaugura il Sentiero della libertà, by Sante Iavarone
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi will inaugurate tomorrow the first edition of the Freedom trail - Il sentiero della Libertà: students and veterans will proceed through the majella mountain on the itinerary along which in WW2 partisans led many allied escaped POW's to safety and Carlo Azeglio Ciampi among them.

16 May 2001 - Il Centro

Mussolini's rescue- the true story / La liberazione del duce sul Gran Sasso, by Paolo Di Vincenzo
9 -12 september 1943: King Vittorio Emanuele III and Badoglio escape through Abruzzo to the South and Mussolini, a prisoner on Campo Imperatore is rescued by a German commando. The true story told now in Marco Patricelli's «Liberate il duce»: it seems that all the glory of the raid, given for decades to Otto Skorzeny, was actually the work of someone else. The only two victims of the raid were carabiniere Giovanni Natale and forest guard Pasqualino Di Tocco, of Assergi, who tried to send an alert.

16 May 2001 - Il Centro

Scurcola Marsicana - 732nd anniversary of the Anjou victory / 732 anni fa la vittoria dei D'Angiò
732nd anniversary of the consecration of Santa Maria della Vittoria, founded in Scurcola by Charles of Anjou after his victory on Swabian Corradino in 1268.

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