The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna [Audiobook]
English | ASIN: B0973M1FM9 | 2021 | 16 hours and 5 minutes | MP3@64 kbps | 442 MB
Author: Tim Parks
Narrator: Roger May
In the summer of 1849, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italy's legendary revolutionary, was finally forced to abandon his defense of Rome. He and his men had held the besieged city for four long months, but now it was clear that only surrender would prevent slaughter and destruction at the hands of a huge French army.
Against all odds, Garibaldi was determined to turn defeat into moral victory. On the evening of July 2, he led 4,000 hastily assembled men to continue the struggle for national independence elsewhere. Hounded by both French and Austrian armies, the garibaldini marched hundreds of miles across the Appenines, Italy's mountainous spine, and after two months of skirmishes and adventures arrived in Ravenna with just 250 survivors.