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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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Giovanni Franchini’s Military Career (Pt.1

This is an early 20th century image of my husband’s grandfather Giovanni Franchini (son of the opera tenor Antonio Franchini) in military uniform. Family history says he – was in the Italian Cavalry (Cavallegeri di Lucca) rank – second lieutenant … Continue reading

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