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War in Val D'Orcia, 1943-1944 Chapter Summary & Analysis - 1943, Part 2 Summary

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1943, Part 2 Summary and Analysis

In the midst of continued rumors about a coup and about impending German occupation, the Marchesa gave birth to her daughter, Donata. The following day, the third anniversary of Italy's entry into the war, the Marchesa writes that there are few celebrations, but continued air raids. Meanwhile, her husband Antonio brought news of Fascist attempts to conscript some of the estate's farmers, and of being requested to donate one of his cars to the militia. Also, the Principessa de Piemonte undertakes another cover diplomatic mission, investing reports of a poorly equipped / functioning Red Cross hospital. On the 23rd of June, the Marchesa and her baby daughter returned to La Foce.

The diary entries for July are focused almost exclusively on military and political events. Early in the month, there was a poorly regarded speech delivered by Mussolini, further rumors of the coup (which the Marchesa...

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