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Captain's Corellis Mandolin

Captain Corelli and the Infantry Division Acqui. A tragic story took place on Cephalonia during World War II. In promotion with its size and population, Cephalonia accommodated one of the largest Italian military units, the Infantry Division Acqui. In 1943, after the Treaty with Italy concluded by the Allies, the Division spontaneous resisted the German forces and the outcome of this conflict was tragic given that 5000 Italian soldiers were executed and another 7000were taken captive and led onto ships some of which were sunk before reaching mainland Greece. This incident shattered the local community, which at the same time, was counting its own losses. The story because famous with the movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin starring Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz, which was filmed on the island in the year 2000.

 
 
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