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La brigata mondiale

La brigata mondiale

An extraordinary story of friendship in a city torn apart by the madness of the war. Freely inspired by the story of Ugo Forno.

Rome, 1943. Three boys who escaped from an orphanage live in a caravan found on the banks of the river. There they discover love, friendship and, above all, a special dwelling far from the grown-ups and which must be defended at the cost of life. A life that is suddenly stormy: the fascist raids and violence, the battles between rival gangs, the bombings, death: the boys hate the adults and hurl against the Nazis who are undermining «their» bridge. One of the three dies to defend his childhood and that special house where grown-ups are not allowed. Freely inspired by a true story, an extraordinary tale of friendship in a city torn apart by the madness of war.

Genre: Narrative

Publishing house:

Edizioni EL

Year of publication: 2020

Published in: San Dorligo della Valle (Trieste)

Number of pages: 160

Price: 12,00

ISBN: 9788866565796

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La brigata mondiale

Massimiliano Timpano

Massimiliano Timpano was born in Roma where he lives and works. He was a bartender, a warehouse worker, a cashier, and for years a librarian. He wrote for BBC History. He wrote Chiuso for Kindle (together with Pier Francesco Leofreddi) and La vita, se altro si dice (Bompiani).