An Italian civilian policeman provides an American soldier a refreshing drink of water following Operation Husky: the Allied invasion of Sicily and the capture of the town of Troina from Axis forces. The town was mostly destroyed during six days of fighting. Although both the Italian military police force (Carabinieri) and civilian police forces (to a lesser degree) assisted in the suppression of opposition during the rule of Benito Mussolini, they were also instrumental in his downfall on 25 July 1943 and many units were disbanded by occupying Germany, which resulted in large numbers of the Italian Carabinieri, as well as local, civilian policemen (State, Provincial and Municipal) switching allegiances and joining the Italian Resistance movement. Troina, Province of Enna, Sicily, Italy. August 1943.
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Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened
England was invaded and settled by the Anglo-Saxons and later the Normans. Ireland was invaded by the English. Turkey was invaded by the Turks. North Africa was invaded by the Arabs. Australia, New Zealand, North America, and South America were colonised by the British, French and Spanish. I just find it so funny that anyone would use the argument “The Jews aren’t indigenous! The Palestinians’ land was stolen!” when most of these people are descendants of people who fucking stole the land they’re standing on in the first place.
I mean not only does it seem a little hypocritical, but it also completely flies in the face of the fact that the Jews are the indigenous peoples of Palestine. The Romans continued to call the place Judea even after they conquered it and renamed it Syria-Palestina. Why? Because it literally means land of the Jews.
They have an historic connection to the land, they live there now, end of story. If you wanna be anti-Israel go ahead, but don’t use that argument because its bullshit.