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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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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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Giovanni Franchini’s Military Career (Pt.2)

Giovanni Franchini atop his beloved horse – Fulmine. See index at: Giovanni Franchini’s Military Career (Pt.1)

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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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