Six Years From Home :
A true story of an American boy’s survival
in Croatia, Italy and Egypt during World War II.
Copyright 2013 Anthony Farcich
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Journey - “All Aboard”
Chapter 2 Some Kind of Miracle
Chapter 3 Boarding School and the Ruler Whack
Chapter 4 Catching Doves
Chapter 5 The Suitcase - “Keep Up or We Will Leave You
Chapter 6 Atrocities Begin, Innocence Lost
Chapter 7 Inside the Palace Walls
Chapter 8 Secret Mission - Secret Note
Chapter 9 Italians Out…Germans In
Chapter 10 First Job as Interpreter
Chapter 11 Escape to Allied Occupied Italy
Chapter 12 Interpreter from Italy to Africa
Chapter 13 Tents and the Sinai Desert
Chapter 14 Brits, Arabs and First Love
Chapter 15 The Last Bomb - Then Home
Chapter 1: The Journey – “All Aboard”
It had turned out to be a fine August day out over the San Francisco Bay, the wind calm, not a cloud in the sky, but with summer waning I felt the first nip of autumn in the air rushing through my father’s open window. My mother was in the front seat sitting opposite him. I was in the back seat with my younger brother Johnny. Johnny was making the sound of engines as he played with his miniature cars. I glanced over at him. He was a good kid but drove me to distraction at times. I stared back out the window, wishing he wasn’t so restless.