Cease Fire! Mission Accomplished! My battlefront stories as a Radio Operator in World War II in Italy, France, Germany and Austria


by Mario Ricci

  • Size: 6 x 9 with B/W photos and drawings
  • No. Pages: 322
  • Published: 2015
  • ISBN: 978-1-935914-51-8


This story reveals a remarkable young man who, spared the brutalities of fascism, returned to defeat fascism in the land where he was born, as well as Nazi control of France and Germany. This is a sweeping narrative that takes the reader from Mario’s early childhood in a home where water was drawn from an outside well, to a new life in America, then back to Italy to fill an important role in the liberation of his homeland.

Few others alive today can offer a first-hand account of World War II in Italy, France and Germany. Through the author’s eyes we gain insight into childhood under fascism, a young man’s part in a world at war, and a family’s eventual settlement in California’s agricultural and high-tech centers.