Lapide ai Caduti di Careggine
Address: via del Campanile. The tombstone is situated on the bell tower of the church of St Pietro e Paolo.
The tombstone, in honour of the Fallen of the first world war, is made of bronze and marble. It is formed by two parts: the lower part, in white marble, presents the names of the Fallen engraved, while in the upper part, you can see a bronze bas-relief which represents a naked soldier with helmet on his head. The dying soldier is sustained by a winged Victory.
The tombstone, realized in the twenties, has been inaugurated in the first after war period.
The work has been realized by the sculptor Fausto Mancini, author of many monuments and tombstones dedicated to the Fallen present in the area of Garfagnana. Amongst his works, we underline also the tombstone for the Fallen of Camporgiano.
PER LA DIFESA / DEL DIRITTO DELLA GIUSTIZIA DELLA LIBERTA’ / NELLA GUERRA MCMXV-MCMXVIII / ROMANAMENTE CADDERO / SULLE FRONTIERE D’ITALIA / ZERBINI DOMENICO /CASSETTARI ALBERTO / VAGLI FEDERICO / ROSSI FRANCESCO DI AMBROGIO / PIEROTTI LINO / BERTOLOTTI INNOCENZO / ROSSI FRANCESCO DI EGIDIO / BONINI GIOCONDO / POLI ROBERTO IN PRIGIONIA / CIAMBELLI VITTORIO / TARDELLI GUSTAVO / POLI ALADINO / TOGNI ADOLFO / SUI CAMPI DI FRANCIA / CONTI APTAVANO / SANGUE MIGLIORE PER LA TUA VITTORIA / TU NON AVESTI O PATRIA GLORIA! GLORIA!
The tombstone has been ordered by a town committee, probably born in the first after-war period.
MARISTELLA PULITI, Monumenti ai caduti in Garfagnana. Guerra ‘15-’18. scheda su Careggine.