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  1. Elmas

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    #1 Elmas, Aug 24, 2014
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    https://www.google.it/imgres?imgurl...d=0ahUKEwjOoafa4ffJAhWLfxoKHdLzBMAQMwhfKDkwOQ

    As you can see this building in my town, named Palazzo Vivanet and that used to be an Hotel, is built in the center part with bricks of a lighter color.
    Those bricks are the result of a rebuilt after that, in WWII 1943, an Allied bomb aimed at some warships, as the port is very close, heavily damaged the building.
    My Uncle was then a very young Clerk Assistant in the Hotel and was buried by the debris but, fortunately, he saved himself as he found shelter under his desk, that was very sturdy built in oak.
    My Uncle made all his career in that hotel until his retirement and he is now in his ‘90s and still fit and active and he told me that when they rebuilt the building the bricks were absolutely of the same color.
     
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    Nice bit of history Elmas.

    Geo
     
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    Great story and thanks for sharing
     
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    Very interesting.
     
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    #5 Elmas, Dec 25, 2015
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    My Uncle, who survived the bombing of the hotel in 1943, died today aged 91.
    I was told by his Son of this nice story.
    In the hotel were the Headquarters of the Luftwaffe in Sardinia, as the Elmas, Decimomannu, Monserrato and Capoterra airports were all close by, and of course it was full of German personnel.
    In recent times my Uncle was asked by someone if he was not scared by the presence of all those Germans.
    "Scared?" my Uncle replied "Why scared? They always payed the rent of the hotel with admirable punctuality.....
     
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    I am sorry to hear of your Uncle's passing :(
     
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    Interesting reading! Thanks for sharing.

    Very sad to hear of the passing of your uncle. My condolences to you and your family.
     
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    That is some NICE architecture!!
     
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