La Scozia è la zona più a nord dell’Inghilterra ed è famosa per i suoi paesaggi stupendi che includono montagne selvagge, laghi e scogliere. In questo paese pieno di bellezze naturali è racchiusa una storia che pochi conoscono, e che riguarda dei soldati italiani.

Durante la Seconda guerra mondiale, l’esercito britannico ha catturato circa 1.300 soldati italiani in Nord Africa. Questi uomini sono stati usati per costruire delle barriere subacquee contro i sottomarini che hanno collegato varie isole scozzesi.

Questi collegamenti esistono ancora oggi, e le isole sono collegate da vere e proprie strade. In effetti c’è un po’ di Italia in Scozia, perché queste barriere, chiamate “Churchill Causeway” probabilmente non esisterebbero se quei prigionieri italiani non le avessero costruite.

A little bit of Italy in Scotland

At the very North of Great Britain rises Scotland, a region known for its beautiful landscapes, such as Wild mountains, lakes, and cliffs. This his country full of natural beauties hides also a secret story that involves some Italian soldiers.

During World War II, the British army captured more or less 1,300 Italian soldiers that were in North Africa. Those men were forced to build underwater barriers that had the purpose to protect the Scottish island from enemy submarines.

These barriers still exist and connect the islands on the surface with roads. Since these barriers, called Churchill Causeway, would not exist without those Italian prisoners, we can say that there is a little bit of Italy in Scotland.


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