Ossola

The February 2019 visit to Leicester

Last week Insubrica Historica travelled to Leicester, England. It was very nice to be back after that much time, the last time that I visited Leicester was in 2003. Indeed much has changed, especially the University premises are hardly recognizable from before. Plenty of new buildings and many more that will […]

Feedback Presentation SS-Police in Ossola, Domodossola 12.10.2018

Original article written by Alessandro Velli, published in italian on the website Vco24. Official presentation in the late afternoon of Friday 12 October, at the Mellerio chapel in Domodossola, of the interesting book by the Ticinese historian Raphael Rues “SS-Polizei Ossola- Lake Maggiore 1943-45. Rastrellamenti e Crimini di Guerra” printed by Edizioni Insubrica Historica. The […]

Presentazione Panzer-Grenadier Division Waffen-SS ” Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler” 21.10.2018 Villa Giulia, Pallanza

Breve storia del I battaglione Panzer-Grenadier Regiment 2 della divisione Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler prima e dopo gli eccidi di ebrei sul lago Maggiore. La presentazione che si tiene Domenica 21 ottobre 2018 presso Villa Giulia a Pallanza  introduce un mirato appronfondimento alla formazione delle Waffen-SS responsabile degli eccidi di ebrei […]

Soviet Maps of Switzerland: the case of Ticino

The most striking feature of Soviet General Military Staff maps for a Western European person is that all places and rivers are written in Cyrillic letters. It isn’t surprising that familiar appellations look suddenly so different on Soviet maps. Many designations, especially those related to Swiss German locations, were transliterated […]