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August 1944 The Germans blow up all the bridges in Florence except the Ponte Vecchio. But, to make it unusable, they destroy all the buildings of the approaches at either end. The Anreps’ apartment is totally destroyed. Many of the paintings secreted there are recovered from the dynamited building, but seven are completely destroyed, and fifteen badly damaged. September 1944 BB and Nicky return to I Tatti.

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