Saturday, July 21, 2012

In Vino Veritas?

Hauptman Dieter Prang, Nazi Waffen SS, strode through the arbors of Vinos Monziello before finally locating his men.

He conferred with a sergeant before coming to the old man kneeling in the soft earth.

Prang spoke in badly-accented Italian. "Signore MonzIello, it has been said 'in vino veritas'. I hope for the sake of your family this is so. Tell me of the partisans hiding in these hills."

The old man nodded to Prang to come closer. As Prang did, he spat in the officer's face, glaring defiantly.

Prang's voice was cold as he walked away. "Burn these damned vines to ashes Sergeant."

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