News from the Front: Memories of a World War II Refugee is an audio documentary prepared for a class in Producing Historical Documentaries for Radio with Professor Gerald Zahavi at the University of Albany while working on my master’s degree in 2000. This production presents the viewpoints of my mother, Maria Rose Sartorio, who lived in Nazi-occupied San Piero Patti, Sicily, during World War II, and that of Frank Neutts, who served on the staff of Major Gen. Fred L. Walker, U.S. 5th Army, which participated in the liberation of Sicily. News from the Front: Memories of a World War II Refugee is available below from the Aeolus 13 Umbra YouTube channel.
Sound clips from the classic documentary series The World at War provide quotes from General Mark Clark and other observations that put the experiences of the two interview subjects in the context of larger historical events.
From the Aeolus 13 Umbra YouTube channel.
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