European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jun 8 1957, Page 11

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - June 8, 1957, Darmstadt, Hesse T h s t or i p e f e t u r c 01 o ii this Roundhouse main wot converted into for army by Manoi ancient redoubt gets new look setae Headquarters at being rebuilt into Modem military Post to meet standards by John staff writer n Sammuels italian Monu is another Cavern tunnels through the old Wall link some tunnels Are Hen out of the old leads to setae new life is pouring into an ancient stronghold on the North Bank of the adige River in Passalacqua Home of staf is being transformed from a redoubt of the Middle Ages into a relatively modern military Post meeting american similar work is in Progress at two other setae caverns in Fioenza where the troops of task groups and Bravo of maj Gen Harvey Fischer command Are setae working with the local joint construction Agency have saved american taxpayers nearly million in construction Cost by rehabilitating these old caverns according to col setae this amount is the Dif Ference Between the Money allotted for the construction of new Roserns and the amount Bein g on the Tion of the old although these three caverns in Good condition by italian they failed to meet the needs of the America a Central heating was hot water was not piped in and myriad unused tunnels penetrated the Hun Down hit by bombs during world War offered Little in the Way of a place to live and historically the oldest fortifications it Passalacqua Date Back to 69 when Verona was Headquarters for the legions biding with Titus Vespasian in his March on Imperial for centuries Passalacqua was vital to the defense of the City and is still a part of the massive Walls that surround since the known As Campus in Caesars it has housed to ital germans and Verona has always been of strategic in placed As it is Between the Brenner pass and the Fertile to the fortified it it formed a part of the famous tour mutually supporting strongholds that june 1957 the stars and stripes soldiers saunter past the ruins of the old austrian Wall in were the chief of austrian in during world War Verona Durins various As nerve Center for operations by German and Allied the following which occurred when the italiani capitulated to the allies in illustrates the turbulent past of it u from a leading italian Magazine Passala Jua Cavern has a special place in the heart of All Veronese it was within these Waala surrounding an area As Large As a that on 8 colonel Spiazzi told germans surrounding the Cavern that he would open fire against Solazzi then the 8th italian arty the news that he was resisting not to spread through Verona on when very else could the Peoples depressed one could har the rumble of the few guns of the determined to fire As Long us ammunition would and everyone knew thru those soldiers would rather die than give the germans had to come to they presented arms to splat Al and men As the units left the battered but spa Rel went to the mountains a few Days later and became Lender in the italian today staf workmen Are renovating tunnels that endangered the caverns have been Central heating and hot water been piped into All the Many rebuilt from the ground a former serves As pol huge trailer trucks and civilian Means Stream through massive portals that one time resounded to the clash of ancient once Passalacqua Cavern come to important thaa it u the Headquarters of it

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