EBOOK Naples '44


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  • 17 October 2020
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Naples '44 Characters ¶ 2 E struggles and resilience of one culture as well as the punishing effects of war Based on Lewis’s diary from that time the book offers both the passionate rendering of daily life in Naples and an unforgettable look at this uniuely formative time in the history of Italy and the world. I have lived as an expat in Naples for three and a half years now and have a small library of English language books on Naples my adopted city This one is perhaps the best and certainly one of the most entertaining In summary the book is the autobiographical account of a British counterintelligence officer in Allied occupied wartime Naples The account takes place after the invasion of Sicily and before the liberation of Rome My maternal grandfather was with Patton s 3ID and at Anzio and was wounded at Monte Cassino Reading the book I couldn t help but wonder if he and Lewis ever crossed pathsAlthough Lewis tries gamely to ferret out the Fascists allegedly hiding in the wainscoting the real protagonists of the story are the Neapolitans themselves desperately trying to survive during a war induced famine Almost seventy years later my personal perceptions and observations of Naples are strikingly similar like looking in a mirror across time Naples is brimming with the most charming villains on the face of the planet and Lewis captures their schemes perfectly like the literary euivalent of an insect in amber His pen records it all the desperate and wildly passionate love of food life and even the idea of love itself He faithfully documents the hopelessly Byzantine maze of vendettas grievances machinations and even the ubiuitous tentacles of organized crime Frankly this book is a classic If you have any interest whatsoever in the history of Naples you should read this book My only contention if it can be called such is Lewis is too honest He captures the proud Neapolitans at their very worst when starvation prostitution and chicanery are at their apex It is sad to read of Naples and Neapolitans in such dire straits But Neapolitans are nothing if not survivors and they do so with their own special rapscallion blend of eual parts villainy and graceLewis himself survived the war and went on to become one of Britain s premier travel writers He wrote books on the Sicilian mafia totally separate Neapolitan organized crime the Camorra and about his travels throughout Southeast Asia Lewis is a witty and worldly literary travel companion and you can rest assured I will be reading and reviewing his other works Wreck This Journal (Duct Tape) Expanded Ed. effects of war Based on Lewis’s diary from that time the book offers both the passionate rendering of daily life in Naples and an unforgettable look at this uniuely formative time in the history of Italy and the world. 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Naples '44 Characters ¶ 2 Norman Lewis’s groundbreaking book about Naples in the wake of the Nazi occupation is a spellbinding narrative of triumphs and tragedies in war torn ItalyAs a young man assigned to Italy with the British Intelligence Corps in 1944 Norman Lewis witnessed the city’s turbulent recover. I have a GR virtual bookshelf for WWII and this is the 39th book to be added to it None of the other 38 are anything like this A journal written at the time with the author s immediate impressions and providing a view of the conflict that I personally hadn t encountered beforeThe account starts with the landings at Salerno and from the author s perspective the event was one of confusion widespread panic deaths from friendly fire and all round ineptitude with results that varied from the comic to the tragic The narrative then moves on to the Allied occupation of Naples The author s Italian language skills led him to be posted to something calledThe Field Security Service It seems to have been a sort of frontline version of MI5 responsible for rooting out enemy agents saboteurs etc although Mr Lewis seems to have spent much of his time checking on the background of Italian women seeking to marry British servicemenWhen the Allied troops arrived in Naples the population was starving and a large proportion of the female population was forced into at least part time prostitution simply to obtain food The author also describes how the population uickly organised mass theft of supplies from the Allied Army to the extent that military hospitals were sometimes so short of medicines that they had to buy them back from those who stole them The author s sympathies lay entirely with the civilian population and he was very much of the view that senior commandersstaff of the Allied Military Government were involved in racketeering It s probably the case that the author saw Naples through the telescope of his job in Field Security but that job and his language skills allowed him something of a window into a section of Neapolitan society and the reader is treated to images that range from the astonishing to the horrifying Overall though the author describes being an outsider a cog in a machine trying and largely failing to govern a society with social norms the occupiers did not understandA fascinating account of a society under extreme stress

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Naples '44 Characters ¶ 2 Y from the war after its liberation from the Nazi occupation Lewis writes in striking detail about the Neapolitan people and the effects of World War II on their everyday livesDevastating poignant and occasionally humorous Naples ’44 is a captivating read that brings to vivid life th. This is a delightful memoir diary really by an author whose work I hope to encounter again This isn t a tale of derring do by a fearless commando Lewis is an intelligent and tender hearted citizen of the world thrust reluctantly into a wartime situation where he sees little actual warfare In fact he had a Webley revolver aka known as the wobbly Webley by anyone who used it thrust upon him at embarkation with 5 rounds of ammunition Apparently he had never fired the weapon in training and held true to that throughout the war retaining the same 5 rounds for the durationLewis was employed in the capacity of intelligence officer a sort of pseudo policeman on liaison duties with the locals In this capacity he sees little combat but witnesses firsthand the detritus of war and the effect it has on the city of Naples and environs Because he is recording observations in a diary not necessarily meant for publication he can be very frank and open in his observations He was generally unimpressed with the indiscipline of American troops and comments on the brutality of one British officer who beat a civilian during an interrogation and then ordered a nearby soldier to shoot him I was happy to note that Canadian troops with whom he worked left a favourable impression on himLewis was ideally situated to witness the corruption of Italian officials particularly police and prison officials He had freuent dealings with deserters and bandits often one and the same prostitutes gangsters and black market smugglers And while he gives these characters their due it is the poor starving bombed out disease ridden civilians of Naples that get Lewis sympathy He is truly compassionate to these unfortunate people and to his credit does not take advantage when he is offered some hapless sister or daughter in exchange for a can of rationsAlthough this is a diary it is not written in an abbreviated point form like one might expect in a document meant only to be read by oneself In fact the writing is on par with anything produced by any novelist of the time While Lewis may not have been a frontline soldier his book is nonetheless an outstanding read given to us by an observer with a sharp eye and a tender heart I am uite sure that I will be reading it again


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    EBOOK Naples '44 It was uite a different sort of autobiographical account to read the daily diary entries of Norman Lewis about his experiences as a UK intelligence officer in Naples when he was stationed there for a year just after the Germans left in 1944 It was fascinating to read how he had to deal with all the plundering bribery and prostitution in the city People were starving and would do anything in their power to get food and protect thei

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    EBOOK Naples '44 I have a GR virtual bookshelf for WWII and this is the 39th book to be added to it None of the other 38 are anything like this A journal written at the time with the author's immediate impressions and providing a view of the conflict that I personally hadn't encountered beforeThe account starts with the landings at Salerno and from the author's perspective the event was one of confusion widespread panic deaths from fri

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    EBOOK Naples '44 Norman Lewis the author of this book writes in diary format of his time in and around Naples from September 1943 to October 1944 He served as a sergeant in the Field Security Service of the British Army Intellig

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    EBOOK Naples '44 Free download Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Norman Lewis Harrowing unsparing penetrating yet throughout profoundly humane this reminiscence restores the good name of memoir NAPLES '44 details via diary entries no doubt reworked for the book's mid 1970s publication Norman Lewis' experience as a community liaison between the Allied occupiers and the locals in the devastated Southern Italian metropolis of Naples following the Nazi withdrawal of September 1943 Every entry offer

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    Review Naples '44 EBOOK Naples '44 Free download Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Norman Lewis This is a delightful memoir diary really by an author whose work I hope to encounter again This isn't a tale of derring do by a fearless commando Lewis is an intelligent and tender hearted citizen of the world thrust reluctantly into a wartime situation where he sees little actual warfare In fact he had a Webley revolver aka known as the wobbly Webley by anyone who used it thrust upon him at embarkation with 5 rounds of

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    Review Naples '44 Norman Lewis å 2 Free read Free download Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Norman Lewis Disclaimer I got a copy via Netgalley Have you ever read the transcripts from the Titanic inuiry? It’s a rather interesting look at

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    EBOOK Naples '44 There was a humourous punchline at the end of each diary entry but the remaining contents could not entice me to finish the

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    EBOOK Naples '44 A British intelligence officer on loan to the American Fifth Army Norman Lewis landed at Paestum with the Allies

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