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Dramatic photos show refugees fleeing Libya being rescued at sea

Hundreds of migrants were pulled to safety from overcrowded dinghies by a Spanish humanitarian organization off the coast of Libya. 7 more words

Migrant Crisis

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Italian helicopter cruiser, C-550 ITS Vittorio Veneto in Istanbul. She visited Istanbul a few times before being decommissioned in 2003. I have no date for this photo but it looks like late 1990’s.


Italian Navy, Coastguard Rescue 4,500 Migrants

Around 4,500 migrants have reportedly been rescued, from dozens of small boats, by the Italian navy and coastguard, in the Mediterranean Sea, during the course of Thursday. 97 more words


28/12/1915 Durazzo: an Austrian naval raid goes awry

The Serbian army has retreated into Albania to escape destruction at the hands of the German, Bulgarian and Austro-Hungarian invaders of their country. Many of the Serbian soldiers and the civilians fleeing with them have died crossing the Albanian mountains, mostly from exposure and the effects of hunger but some at the hands of Albanian raiders; many Albanians are less than pleased at the Serbs bringing the war into their country. 168 more words

First World War

Out and about

So what do we do every day here in Roma? Surely every day cannot be like a vacation. We have to run errands, do laundry, go to the doctor, clean the cat box, drink wine and exercise, just like people everywhere.   1,006 more words

Italians to the rescue

The translation of the title is: The events of Candia. Italian crews saved the Greek refugees.

The illustration depicts events in the very early stages of the European Intervention. 152 more words

European Intervention Crete