Giovanni Doretta

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Giovanni Doretta who in an elite mountain unit in Russia as part of the Italian army on the Russian front.

"In August 1942 the division was sent to the Russian front, to the Caucasus," he said. "We took the train to the Ukrainian city of Izium, but counter-orders were sent by the Germans, and we had to unload and walked 300 kilometers to the Don front near Stalingrad."

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