Monument at Carbonile

The partisans hanged

Fanano (Mo) | 44.21099 E - 10.79744 N |

During the fighting at Rocchetta-Trentino on 11-12 August 1944 arising from the “Belvedere” search and round-up operation, four partisans were captured and taken to Fanano for interrogation. They were hanged at Carbonile and their bodies left exposed as a warning. It is believed that these partisans were using false names, and all attempts to trace their families have been in vain. On 12 August searches were also conduced at Fellicarolo and Serrazzone. One partisan was killed and two others captured during fighting at Barducca, Fellicarolo; the prisoners were killed the next day at Rocca Corneta. Also at Fellicarolo a fugitive from conscription, particularly weak after months in hiding, fell down a cliff while attempting to escape capture and died. There was further fighting, involving the Pistoia partisans, at Lake Pratignano above Serrazzone: two died covering their comrades’ retreat, while a shepherd was stopped and killed.

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