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The Mountain Men miniseries began shooting on 12 and 13 March. A project by Luciano La Valle, produced by the Il Trebbo Association and the Museum, with the support of the 10th Mountain Division Foundation and 10th Mountain Division Descendants. Thanks also to the Unione dei Comuni dell'Appennino Bolognese and to the Municipalities of Lizzano in Belvedere, Montese, Castel d'Aiano, Gaggio Montano, San Marcello Pistoiese and Prunetta's Pro Loco.

Seen through the eyes of a group of soldiers from Company G of the 85th Regiment of the US 10th Mountain Division, the story begins with the Division’s arrival in Italy in January 1945 until the end of the war.
Based entirely on real events and documented through the memories of still living veterans, this miniseries narrates the important battles that led to the breaking of the German front in the central sector of the Gothic Line, in the upper Apennines between the provinces of Bologna, Modena, and Pistoia, signalling the end of the Second World War in Italy.

The trilogy of the U.S. 10th Mountain Division in Italy.

copertina purab1945. The U.S. 10th Mountain Division in Italy
Then and Now

By Davide Mori and Giovanni Sulla in collaboration with Andrea and Giuliano Gandolfi, Curators of the Museum System of Iola di Montese.

Photographs of places and people compared between 1945 and today, along the advance of the U.S. 10th Mountain Division’s soldiers in Italy, from the Gothic Line to Lake Garda and the border with Austria.

Gothic Line bloody red - second edition



1945. Photos and memories of U.S. 10th Mountain Division
in Italy

Second edition

By Andrea and Giuliano Gandolfi


The second edition of the book Gotica Rosso Sangue, published in Montese (Modena) in May 2018 by the publisher Il Trebbo, consists of 192 pages of which 82 are dedicated to color photographs, compared to 152 pages of which 76 are photographs, of the first edition.

     The spirit of this book, ten years after the previous publication In My Father’s Foxholes and Footsteps, is focusing on the memories and photos by Cruz Rios, Company K, 87th Regiment, US 10th Mountain Division in 1943/1945, follows the same motivations.
      Gothic Line Bloody Red takes life from another collection of color photographs which crossed the atlantic Ocean thanks to Stephanie, wife of William Ferguson in force, in 1945, to the medical detachment of 2nd Battalion, 86th Regiment which allowed us to use them for this book, and Val Rios.

The book In my Father's foxholes and footsteps

“Life must be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward.”

 “We can only be free when everyone is.”


The Second World War has produced an infinite number of books, black and white films, images and documentaries. The heroic moments of those who survived, those dying and of those who died are catalogued by war correspondents, whose work was to astonish through their photographs.
Cold images of how war is.

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