Secret War in Portugal [1939-1945]
For SOE [British Special Operation Executive] 24 Land was the code name for Portugal

16 January 2018

Giovanni Corsini

It's a book about Italian prisioners who escaped from Bristish Prisons in Africa. Giovanni Corsini, from an old family of Florence that gave birth to a Pope, [Clemente XII], condottieri and so many others all from the ruling class. Detained in Adis Abeba, later transferred to Kenia.Covered by an alias - Capt. J. A. Dickson - he reached his final destination. 3 500 kms that ended in Mozambique, where, in 1943, he was later released, thanks to the effort of Umberto Campini, Consul and agent of the Italian Secret Service.
After the war, he remained in Mozambique, where, with Franco Tonelli, he founded Italmo, Sociedade Comercial Italo-Moçambicana. In 1979 was published a book a book of his memories, Lunga fuga verso in Sud. I waiting for its arrival. That means that I back on the road again.