Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Libro International celebrates Anzac Day and Italy Liberation Day in Auckland

Libro International commemorated Anzac Day this evening together with the Italy Star Association (servicemen who fought in Italy and their families) and the Dante Alighieri Society. The event, hosted by Italy Star NZ president Gary Russell at Kinder House in Parnell, was well attended. For the first time the Italian community was present also to celebrate Italy Liberation Day which, like Anzac Day, falls on 25 April.

Among those present were Italian Campaign veterans Les Andrews and John Cawte, and Italian Honorary Consul Mario Magaraggia. Alessandra Zecchini spoke about the book To the Gateways of Florence: New Zealand Forces in Tuscany, 1944, and thanked the Italy Star for hosting the event .

Top, Left to right: Veterans Les Andrews and John Cawte with Italian Honorary Consul Mario Magaraggia;
Mrs Andrews with Marianne Di Cesare; Anzac red poppy: Alessandra Zecchini from Libro International talking about the book  To the Gateways of Florence.

Libro International donated copies of To the Gateways of Florence to raffle for the Italy Star Association's upcoming 70th Anniversary 2NZEF tour to Italy. For more information contact Gary Russell,

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