After the August battle, Armando regrouped his forces and decided to take on the Germans on the ground he knew best: Sassoguidano, near Pavullo nel Frignano. He positioned his men across the terrain and waited for the German troops to arrive. On the morning of 21 September 1944, the bell of the little church at Sassoguidano rang out to announce the start of the battle. The fighting was fierce, and the individual groups gradually disengaged in an orderly manner to fall back across the Panaro, an escape route intentionally kept open.
Two partisans died in the fighting at Sassoguidano and the Germans killed no fewer than eight civilians there.
Augusto Vaccari “Regina”