Heer - Chapter 08
Civitella Della Chiana on 29 June 1944
The Reconstruction of a German "Measure"
the prevailing circumstances, it made no difference that the
Civitellini had been taking precautions. Following what all sides
agreed was an unwished-for incident, on 18 June, in the Dopo-Lavoro
Club in Civitella in which two German soldiers were killed and a third
was wounded the men of the town had hidden in the woods or carried
themselves very carefully. After more than a week of this and after a
German unit had been through the town on 20 June the danger of German
"measures" appeared to have faded. The Germans were generally known to
react quickly so that one could believe Civitella had been spared.