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Title
A champion cyclist against the Nazis
Author
Alberto Toscano
format
Hardback
Publisher
Pen & Sword Military
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20200530

Italy, 1943\. Although allied with Hitler, there were those who refused to accept the fascist policies of racial discrimination and deportation. Among them was Gino Bartali.
A champion cyclist,he won theGiro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) three times and the Tour de France twice. But these weren't his only achievements. Deeply religious, Bartalinever spoke about what he did during those dark years, whenhe agreed to work with the Resistance and pass messages from one end of the country to the other. Despite the dangers, Bartaliused his training as a pretext to criss-cross Italy, hidingdocumentsin the handlebars and saddle of his bicycle, all the while hoping that each time he was searched they wouldn't think to disassemble his machine.
As a result of his bravery, 800 Jews - including numerous children - were saved from deportation.He died in Florence in2000 and was recognised as one of the'Righteous Among the Nations' in 2013.In this book,Alberto Toscano shares the incredible story of this great sportsman and recalls the dramatic moments in Italy and Europe in the twentieth century.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Cyclists - Italy - Biography.|World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue - Italy.|World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - Italy.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
184

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