A poem by Giorgio Umani 'Il Marchigiano'

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A poem by Giorgio Umani 'Il Marchigiano'

Post by clombardelli on Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:36 pm

A friend of mine sent me this poem - I have a house in Marche where I spend the summer.
I have made an effort to translate it for myself, but if any of you out there fancy spending your Sunday afternoon translating let me know what you come up with.

http://lnx.montaltomarche.it/montalto2/Versi/g_umani.php

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Re: A poem by Giorgio Umani 'Il Marchigiano'

Post by stevegwmonkseaton on Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:38 pm

Crikey, not even in a month of Sundays!

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Post by Perlasca on Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:43 pm

Seems like a paeon of praise to the self-effacing, generous and noble Marchigiani - seems fair to me  Wink
Here's something else written (and translated) in the 1940s praising the peasantry in Le Marche and Abruzzo for their courage in assisting Allied PoWs.  The writer, Guido Calogero, was an Italian philsopher.  Actually - I can't attach it because my max file size seems to be set at zero - anyone know how to change that??

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Post by stevegwmonkseaton on Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:37 pm

... afraid I doubt you can, try a copy and paste.

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Post by Perlasca on Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:38 pm

Thanks steve, can't, it's a jpeg

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Post by stevegwmonkseaton on Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:25 pm

Perlasca wrote:Thanks steve, can't, it's a jpeg

They should paste the same... like this one


Open with something like windows photo viewer, right click, copy. Then come here write a post saying "here it is", right click and paste and it should appear in line as the one above.

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Post by Perlasca on Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:27 pm

Bizarrely I can copy and paste back into Word but not onto this forum. So I'm adding three links where you can find the 3 pages of a document in the National Archives at Kew relating to investigations carried out in the immediate aftermath of the war regarding Italians who had helped Allied PoWs. These investigations were ito whether they should have received any award for their assistance.  Many of those who were helped by the contadini were disgusted by the totally inadequate compensation provided to those who had risked life and limb for the starving and bedraggled young men they found on their doorsteps.  This document is a particularly poetic plea from the heart of an Italian intellectual.  With thanks to researcher Brian Sims for discovering it

https://www.hightail.com/download/UlRRa0ZTd0k4aU5vZE1UQw

https://www.hightail.com/download/UlRRa0ZTd0lHa004RmNUQw

https://www.hightail.com/download/UlRRa0ZTd0lHa1ByZHNUQw

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