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US Army replaces cake it stole from Italian girl in 1945

Discussion in 'Living History' started by Kai-Petri, Apr 29, 2022.

  1. Kai-Petri

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    US Army replaces cake it stole from Italian girl in 1945

    The US Army has given a birthday cake to an Italian woman - to replace one that American soldiers stole from her as it cooled by a window 77 years ago.

    Meri Mion - who turns 90 on Friday - was 13 when her village of San Pietro, near Vicenza, saw fighting between US troops and German soldiers.

    Her mother made her a birthday cake, but it was taken by the opportunistic - and presumably hungry - Americans.

    Sgt Peter Wallis, who handed over the dessert, said it was "a little awkward" to replace the stolen goods, "but it makes me feel great".

    Ms Mion said she would share the replacement cake with her relatives.




     
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    Hope it was a big cake; she's entitled to 77 years' worth of interest!
     
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    Nice, really heart-warming.
     
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    Any mention of what sort of cake was stolen and what cake was replaced…this is important!
     
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    Check the net site on my posting. Not sure about the 1945 cake but the replacement cake or what you can see in the photo sure looks delicious...:)
     
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    Sounds like hungry WW2 GI's who were sick of cold C-rats. Glad the modern army replaced the cake.
     

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