Armando takes charge of the German prisoners at the Castle
On 21 April 1945 the partisans entered Sestola and reached the Castle, where in the meantime other partisans had taken the last German soldiers prisoner: they were young lads, under the command of an elderly sergeant. After arranging the silencing of an American airforce gun that was continually firing on the partisan advance, Armando prepared to march down to Modena. He entered Pavullo and Serramazzoni, but his partisans were halted at Sassuolo before they could reach Modena.
Augusti Vaccari “Regina” describes the situation they found at Sestola Castle: