When the shooting stopped
Giovanni Pesce tells us about the liberation days, when Milan was freed from nazism and fascism at the end of World War II, piecing together a mosaic of testimonies and first-hand experiences in his role as commander of the Third GAP Brigade “Rubini”. It's the narration of one of the most important periods of Italian history, reconstructed through the stories of hundreds of partisans, young women and men, intellectuals and labourers, centred on what happened between 23 April and 6 May 1945 in different parts of the Lombard capital, from suburbs to stations, but also outside the city, from the Lodi to the Brianza areas, from the Legnano to the Olrepò Pavese regions. Pesce masterfully describes the resistance activities that took place within the factories of Milan as well as the role played by factory workers, illustrating the common effort exerted by all those involved with the Resistance during the days of the Italian liberation.
Quando cessarono gli spari. 23 aprile-6 maggio 1945: la liberazione di Milano (When the shooting stopped. 23 April - 6 May 1945: the liberation of Milan)