Lella grew up in Milan and when the first bombs fell there in 1943, his parents sent him safely to the Alps for Father Re's summer school, where he learned to drive.In June 1944, Lella turned 18, the age when Italians were drafted by the state into military service. He had two options: he could join one of Mussolini's fascist armies and most likely land on the Russian front or be drafted by the German army. Since Lella's aunt and uncle had connections to the Todt Organization, the Armaments a...
Lella's story is the basis for Mark T. Sullivan's novel 'Beneath a scarlet sky', which generally holds to the biographical facts from Pino Lella's life between 1943 and 1945, but also consists of fiction in some parts.
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Aug 30, 2017 · We, both my wife and me, traveled much of Pino’s North Italy itineraries and have friends in Milan and the north including Turin, who described the conditions during Pino’s time. Thank you again in making this book special. If you get to Denver, love to have a beer or some great Italian wines. Jay Weinstein. 1487 South Humboldt Street.
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Pino Lella’s life and bravery is beyond heroism. The tale is wonderfully told by Mr Sullivan. Iv just completed listening to the audio version with my 87 year old mother who was a Jewish war survivor in Poland from the invasion in 1939 until she graduated medical school with my father and came to New York in 1959
May 03, 2018 · He put me in touch with Mr. Lella’s son Michael, who lives in California. Michael and his wife Norma and I became good friends when I visited them in late March. Michael arranged for Kendra and me (and another friend, Luigi Manzione from Rome) to meet Pino on April 12, and he is the author of this very moving essay about his father Pino.
- Michael Lella
Apr 17, 2021 · Pino Lella at age 17. ... That night at a dinner party, he heard the first snippets about Pino Lella. Sullivan told his wife it was the best story he’d ever heard. Through Montana friends, he ...
Mar 31, 2018 · The war came to Giuseppe “Pino” Lella right as he watched Fred Astaire dance with Ginger Rogers. It was the summer of 1943 and Lella, then 17 years old, was sitting next his brother, Mimmo, at a movie theater in his native Milan watching the cinematic duo twirl across the screen.
Nov 28, 2018 · Pino’s wife Yvonne welcomed me into the home and after she showed me around a little I started taking a few portraits of her. Then Pino came jogging up the narrow alley and I introduced myself. Quickly we started shooting since I was urged to keep it short.
His distraught wife Mietta Ascari told Enzo Ferrari that "were it not for their children she would gladly have joined her beloved Alberto in heaven".
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
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- Mandy Baldridge
Aged only 17 he risked his life to smuggle Jews out of Mussolini’s Italy, before spying on the Nazis while employed as a driver for a German general. So it is little surprise perhaps that Pino Lella’s life is going to be made into a Hollywood film.
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