My War is not Over by Harry Shindler and Marco Patucchi is a fascinating account of life in Italy during the Second World War. Set against the backdrop of already very well documented events; this story focuses instead on the detail and the minutiae of how ordinary people's lives were affected by the conflict. One of the co-authors is a wartime detective, resolving issues and puzzles from a distance of some seventy years. These truly personal stories are very touching and poignant.
My War is not Over is in part an account of one of the author's true experiences of his military service in Nazi occupied Italy and interwoven with this, are some tales of modern day detective work, looking for answers to long unresolved mysteries. These are chance encounters and events that remain as vivid and relevant today as they were seventy years ago. My War is not Over has a unique perspective on the conflict and is a truly compelling read.
Harry Shindler was born in London on 17 July 1921. He served in the British Army during World War II, taking part in the landing at Anzio and the liberation of Rome. In 2014 he was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II, Member of the British Empire (MBE).
Patucchi Marco was born in Rome on 25 November 1962. An Economic journalist, he works at La Repubblica, one of the major Italian newspapers, since 1991.
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