Comments for The 'man on the white horse' http://www.amedeoguillet.com Amedeo Guillet, 1909-2010 Thu, 11 May 2017 11:21:09 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Comment on Introduction by Andrew Scaramanga http://www.amedeoguillet.com/about/#comment-11174 Thu, 11 May 2017 11:21:09 +0000 http://amedeoguillet.wordpress.com/?page_id=2#comment-11174 Dear Mr O’Kelly,

I have for a long time been a great fan of your book (I buy virtually every hardback copy of it that appears on E-bay and give it to friends on the condition that they pass it on for others to discover the amazing character that was Amedeo Guillet).

I only much more recently discovered by chance that my father, Theodore Scaramanga, whom I knew had been wounded fighting the Italians in East Africa, had collected his injuries at the battle of Keren. He always complained that the Italians had robbed his unconcious body of his best racing binoculars.

See: http://www.christopherlong.co.uk/gen/scaramangagen/fg09/fg09_176.html

Sadly my father, a dedicated smoker all his life, died in 1988. I would dearly love for him to have got together with Amedeo if only to talk about their mutual love of fox hunting.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Scaramanga

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Comment on Dan Vittorio Segre 1922-2014 by Giuseppe Baiocchi http://www.amedeoguillet.com/dan-vittorio-segre-1922-2014/#comment-6402 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:46:30 +0000 http://www.amedeoguillet.com/?page_id=589#comment-6402 Nei primi mesi del 2017, uscirà un mio saggio su tre figure monarchiche italiane: Umberto II, Amdeo Guillet e Carlo fecia di Cossato. Chiedo gentilmente di poter utilizzare tre foto del barone Guillet di vostra proprietà. Per pubblicare serve una liberatoria scritta. Se mi lasciate la vostra mail, vi inoltro tutto.

In early 2017, it will be published my sage on three Italian monarchist figures: Umberto II, Amedeo Guillet and Charles Fecia of Cossato. I kindly ask you to use three photos of Baron Guillet of your property. To post serves a written release. If you leave me your email, you forwarded everything.

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Comment on WW2 in Africa by davide http://www.amedeoguillet.com/ww2-in-africa/#comment-3612 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:54:48 +0000 http://amedeoguillet.wordpress.com/?page_id=25#comment-3612 Un esempio di onore e rispetto di un’Italia che non esiste piú.

Fonte d’ispirazione.

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Comment on Italian Libya 1936-1937 by Ivan http://www.amedeoguillet.com/italian-libya-1936-1940/#comment-2256 Fri, 18 Mar 2016 22:10:36 +0000 http://amedeoguillet.wordpress.com/?page_id=75#comment-2256 Just wanted to share an amazing story my dad kept from all of us for so many years.

My dad who is the staff Sergeant mentioned in the Provenance below, kept all of this secret even to me until a few years ago. My dad received the silver star at Anzio, but never really spoke about this until he knew he was going to pass away, and that’s what happened dad passed last year.He told me he was concerned about the Italian Government taking these artifacts away, so he kept all of this secret.(( The Black Blanket is the exact same saddle blankets Italo Balbo is sitting on next to Mussolini with the sword of Islam in 1937, Governor Balbo)) (fascist puppet of Mussolini) is sitting on his Gray Horse; the first picture on the attachment above. Dad had everything professionally researched in Las Vegas, Everything is Notarized and documented and provided to secure the provenance below.

Description: Very rare textile (felt with linen backing) horse saddle blanket, (BLACK and RED) belonging to Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (ll Duce) b. 29 July 1883 – d. 28 April 1945. Bearing hand stitched bullion thread Italian Eagle and The National Fascist Party (Partito Nazionale Fascista) insignia, with leather panels and a decorative Bullion threaded ribbon border. Blanket was acquired from King Victor Emmanuel III Palace, (Palazzo Pitti) Italy, during World War II by American liberators. Mussolini would use these during parades and also were used by his generals and even can be seen being used by Italo Balbo, Governor of Libya, during Mussolini’s occupation of Libya in Tripoli/Libya, March 1937. Provenance: American liberator, Staff Sergeant of the US 5th Army, 3rd division in WWII. Departing on the USS Transport “Rutledge”, his division landed at Fedhala Bay French Morocco in November 8, 1942. Invading Italy through Salerno. The company entered into King Victor Emmanuel III Palace in September 1943. Blankets, tapestries, and tablecloths were acquired by the soldiers after Mussolini abandoned & fled because of the swift invasion by these GI”s. In 1944 The items were secured at Anzio in farm storage and shipped back to the United States, where they have remained packed away for 70 years. Blanket measures approximately 28.5″ x 58″. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history.

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Comment on Welcome to the Amedeo Guillet website by Nerio http://www.amedeoguillet.com/welcome/#comment-1757 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:34:47 +0000 http://amedeoguillet.wordpress.com/?p=1#comment-1757 Una storia da film, immortale, da far studiare nelle scuole..beato chi lo ha conosciuto…mi commuovo ogni volta che rivedo il documentario fatto dalla Rai…
la sua casa in Irlanda è visitabile?esiste un museo con tutti i suoi cimeli?

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Comment on Forum by Enzo Barillà http://www.amedeoguillet.com/forum-2/#comment-1703 Sun, 15 Nov 2015 18:06:38 +0000 http://www.amedeoguillet.com/?page_id=462#comment-1703 Hello, I am now reading the italian translation of your book on Amedeo Guillet (“Amedeo. Vita, avventure e amori di Amedeo Guillet”). I find it a very good book with a fluent translation. As you have interviewed Amedeo for such a long time, I wonder if he also gave you his birth hour. I wrote to the township of Piacenza asking for a birth certificate, but to no avail. Thank you for your attention.

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Comment on Introduction by jpierre3469 http://www.amedeoguillet.com/about/#comment-215 Sun, 22 Sep 2013 14:03:47 +0000 http://amedeoguillet.wordpress.com/?page_id=2#comment-215 Dear M. O’Kelly

I’d like to draw your attention on our book that has just been published (Lucky Vincenzo, Editions Baudelaire in Lyon, France) about the true story of the co-author’s grandfather Vincenzo who survived three wars including Ethiopia’s.

Maybe you will be interested in reading at least the corresponding chapter in which his life in Ethiopia is well described. I have found very interesting and complementary the two descriptions one from a high ranked officer like Amadeo and his as a simple soldier.

Currently it is in French only (press file is available in English) but we would like to have it translated in English as soon as possible. Enclosed is the blog address.

Best regards and thanks in advance for your comments

http://luckyvincenzo.eklablog.com/

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Comment on Forum by rorysteele http://www.amedeoguillet.com/forum-2/#comment-214 Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:33:05 +0000 http://www.amedeoguillet.com/?page_id=462#comment-214 Sebastian – Amedeo came in ninth out of 30 successful candidates in the Foreign Ministry exams, as gazetted officially on 13-7-1948. In twelfth place was Felice Benuzzi, who also had a spectacular African past: he escaped from a POW camp, climbed Mt Kenya, then broke back in, achieving fame with his book Fuga Sul Kenya which he rewrote himself in English as No Picnic on Mount Kenya. His subsequent diplomatic career parallelled that of Amedeo: he was Ambassador to Uruguay when Amedeo was Ambassador to India. Do you have any evidence of the two corresponding?

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Comment on Introduction by admin http://www.amedeoguillet.com/about/#comment-213 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:23:45 +0000 http://amedeoguillet.wordpress.com/?page_id=2#comment-213 Dear Ludovico,
Thank you for leaving a message on the site. It pleases me hugely that Italians remember this remarkable, kind man who led such an astonishing life. My family and I miss his company very much. I will read your article.
Sebastian O’Kelly

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Comment on Welcome to the Amedeo Guillet website by admin http://www.amedeoguillet.com/welcome/#comment-212 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:21:40 +0000 http://amedeoguillet.wordpress.com/?p=1#comment-212 Caro Davide, Tante grazie per aver lasciato un messaggio sul site dedicato ad Amedeo Guillet.
Sebastian O’Kelly

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