Italy’s Courage: The unknown story of WW2 escapees and the Italian peasantry | Le Marche another Italy |
A little-known story of courage and compassion amongst the Italian peasantry.

“The peasant’s natural sympathy with the underdog asserted itself and their Christianity impelled them to befriend me and to feed me. There was a simple dignity to these humble people who saw me not as a former enemy but as a young man in need of help, a young man making his way home.” Sergeant William Cooper – unpublished memoir.