War in Val D'Orcia, 1943-1944 Quotes

Iris Origo
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"...the request for the lodging of a p.o.w. would have to be weighed against the danger to the farm which sheltered him, the dressing of a partisan's wound against the risk to the nurse and to the other patients in her charge, the pleas of the starving townsfolk who...came all the way from the city to beg for food against the needs of the children and partisans whom we must go on feeding here" (Preface, pg. 12.)

"I have no doubt that to those living in a different climate and seeing the same events from a different peep-hole, many of my judgments will appear mistaken, naïve, prejudiced, and even wrong. Most certainly I have swallowed propaganda without realizing it; but ... are [my readers] quite certain that they have never done so too?" (Ibid, pg. 15 - 1.)

"These - the shared, simple tasks of everyday life - are...

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