Calle Tredici Martiri (Alley of the Thirteen Martyrs) is a fictionalised photographic reinterpretation of Jason Koxvold’s grandfather Aldo Varisco’s campaign of direct action against the Nazi incursion into Italy. The book is comprised of 144 pages of Koxvold’s photographs and 80 pages of Varisco’s memoirs of the resistance, illustrated with archival imagery. The books’ title refers to the location of the Venetian headquarters of the National Republican Guard at Ca Giustinian, which Varisco’s team destroyed with explosives in 1944, killing 13. The following day, the Germans shot 13 Italian prisoners in retribution for the attack; Varisco and his team were […]
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