The occupancy of Casa Berardi

La conquista di Casa BerardiCaptain Paul Triquet, commander of the ā€œCā€ Company of the 22nd Regiment, for this heroic
action, gained the "Victoria Cross", the greater british decoration, the first of the three conquered from Canadians of the First ivision, in all the italian campaign.

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From the magazine "La Cittadelle", Ottawa - december 1965 - Translation Nicola Jubatti

"It was in that time that I communicated to my men the following password: We are sorrounded, we have got enemies in front, behind and on the sides (...) The more protected refuge is the objective. I was sure that if we were able to reach Casa Berardi we
would be protected and with tanks and artillery help, we would be sure to organize a defensive perimeter and wait for the support. (...)"

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