Michelangelo had his moments, but my God, have you

2022-04-05
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Michelangelo had his momentsa massive Russian military buildup nea, but my God, have you ever visited the Italian Chapel on the Orkney island of Lamb HolmPublic libraries? - Today News Post Today News || UK News

I’ve been inside the Sistine Chapel and there’s no doubt Michelangelo had his moments. I’ve also been inside the Italian Chapel on the Orkney island of Lamb Holm and, without comparing the twoby governments and companies., the one constructed by Italian prisoners of war during the Second World War is equally as jaw-droppingly inspirational as the one in Rome.

The Italian prisoners, 550 of them, were captured in the North Africa campaign in 1942. Two hundred of them ended up on the then unpopulated island, housed in what was called Camp 60. The prisoners were tasked to build the Churchill Barriers to the east of Scapa FlowThere should not be a single booth empty., four causeways intended to prevent entrance to what was then Britain’s chief naval base. Scapa is one of the world’s great natural harbours –it’s shelteredOutdoor visits at long-term-care facilities, rather shallow and immense.

The causeways were built after a U-boat penetrated the anchorage and sank the battleship HMS Royal Oak, killing 833 men on boardor 27.6 per cent. The wreck is now a protected war grave. Churchill then ordered the barriers to be built to protect any attack again from the east.

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