Category Archives: Our Franchini Family

Francesca Franchini – Racing Through The 90s

The Franchinis are passionate about racing (especially F1) and for awhile they were into karting too. Francesca was the racer – her father Bill and brother Marco were the pit crew – and I was the chief cook and bottle … Continue reading

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Giovanni Franchini’s Military Career (Pt.5)

My husband has a photograph of his grandfather Giovanni Franchini in his Alpino uniform and after enlarging it he realized that his grandfather was wearing a medal. It’s a sepia image but my husband says “it appears to be a … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day | “La Giornata del Ricordo”

L’undici Novembre qui (in Canada) é conosciuto come La Giornata del Ricordo (Rememberance day) quando si onorano i caduti ed i reduci di tutte le guerre. Io vorrei ricordare due persone. Il primo é il mio povero nonno Giovanni Franchini … Continue reading

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Giovanni Franchini’s Military Career (Pt.4)

This is some more information that was sent to us by Italy’s Stato Maggiore. It’s a brief overview of the history of the Cavalleggerie di Lucca, translated from the Italian by Guglielmo (Bill) Franchini, and forms part of his research … Continue reading

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Giovanni Franchini’s Military Career (Pt.3)

As mentioned previously, my husband is researching his Franchini grandfather’s Italian military service in the early twentieth century. What follows is his English translation of some information he received from the Historical Section of Italy’s Stato Maggiore Dell’Esercito. Translation: Guglielmo … Continue reading

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