April 25, 2024: “La Colonna della Libertà” arrives in Scarperia

  • April 29, 2024
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GT editorial team

On 25 April 2024 he stopped in Scarperia, on the road to Ferrara, where the demonstration, "The column of freedom", will end. The event, of great scenic value, is in its 16th yearth Edition, thanks to the uncommon organizational capacity of two important institutions committed to preserving the memory of the Second World War: Gothic Tuscany aps and the Museum of the Second World War of the Po River in Felonica di Felonica (MN). Ogni anno mezzi militari d’epoca e rievocatori in costume sono portati in giro per l’Italia per i paesi attraversati dal fronte della Liberazione per essere apprezzati dalla popolazione nel ricordo di quei tragici fatti del 1944-1945, perché ciò – la guerra – non accada mai più. Ricordare quei tempi significa, infatti, mantenere la memoria di chi ha combattuto per la nostra Libertà per le presenti e future generazioni.

On the occasion of 79th anniversary of the Liberation from Nazi-fascism the vehicles and re-enactors of "La Colonna" arrived in Scarperia, Mugello, thus honoring one of the territories most marked by the bloody battles of the Gothic Line, where the 5th American Army defeated the Germanic troops commanded by General Kesselring. Departing from Cortona, over 500 men and vehicles arrived in Scarperia starting from Cortona, passing through Arezzo, Subbiano in Casentino, Londa, Dicomano, Vicchio and Borgo San Lorenzo.

The Column in via Roma in Scarperia

The flag of Freedom, in Piazza dei Vicari

The "Column" is made up of over 120 original historical military vehicles of the time and their crews in historical uniform. It is an event which, through various disciplines, such as historical motoring, uniformology, historical and archival research, keeps the memory of the Liberation of Italy alive among the population and young people, who arrived in large numbers in Scarperia to experience this fantastic day of re-enactment in the shadow of the tricolor.

The English Sexton Tank

Jeep Willys, vehicles and re-enactors

Some videos

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