Looks like a great idea, surely most responses will be positive. You gotta tweet something right!?
So the Italian Marina Militare (the Navy) (yeah I mean, the Official Navy of the Italian state) posted a couple of tweets, such as this one (see pic) in which they celebrate WWII attacks to Greece.
Let’s set up some quick context.
Greece is a sovereign state if I’m not mistaken, and was such 80 years ago as well – just probably worth mentioning.
Greece were NEUTRAL, and Italy single-handedly attacked them.
Italy was a Fascist regime.
Italy ended up being soundly defeated on most battlefields, showing a lack of preparation which costed a lot to our German allies. And luckily so, some might say. A beautiful display. And on top of this, the way that little bit of history is studied at school is utterly ridiculous, it almost looks like we were invaded by the Fascists, and we were all partisans, and all that. Poor us.
So I just wanted to put this here, as a reminder for myself. When the conversation in the UK goes in the direction of ‘this country is not progressive enough’, and I will be tempted to see it that way, I will want to have this, here, to remind myself of where it is that I come from. That shameful bug, I want it to be there always.