- Reference made to Scrivener Diary from LOYOLA ROME STUDENT S GUIDE TO WORLD WAR II IN ROME & ITALY QUOTE - The Scrivener diary contains a vivid account of theMessage 1 of 1 , Feb 7, 2013View Source
Reference made to Scrivener Diary from LOYOLA ROME STUDENT’S GUIDE TO WORLD WAR II IN ROME & ITALY
The Scrivener diary contains a vivid account of the arrival of the Allies,
including such gems as
…from the direction of Porta Pia, came a burst of wild cheering. The Allies had entered
Rome. The sound of cheering followed the line of Via Venti Settembre as far as Piazza
Venezia. After that the whole town came to life.
Fifth Army men arrived in Piazza Risorgimento while German stragglers still occupied the
heights of Monte Mario. Some came in along Via Ardeatina and entered at Porta San Paolo;
from Via Casilina and Via Prenestina they came through Porta Maggiore; from the Appian
Way by Porta San Giovanni, as the Huns came in September. Finally, from Via Appia
Antica they entered through Porta San Sebastiano.
After breakfast (June 5) two of us went out on business. Approaching Via Veneto was like
stepping from a sullen world of pain, fear, suspicion, concealment and misery into a brave,
gay, world of high achievement courage, confidence and chivalry. British and American
flags floated in the wind, in the brilliant setting of that wide thoroughfare alive with Allied
soldiers. Two long lines of American infantry were marching up either side of the roadway,
toward Porta Pinciana
this appears to be a wild goose chase, but some interesting facts come up with the name SCRIVNER/SCRIVENER.