Hello everybody, A friend sent me an article which was published on 21 May in the Italian newspaper Corriere di Bologna and here it is translated: Discovered - The body of an unknown British soldier who fell on the Gothic Line 70 years ago. Other than his remains his helmet, water bottle, spoon and toothpaste have been found. BOLOGNA. The human remains found amongst the hills of Casalfiumanese, near Bologna, probably belong to an unknown British soldier. The body was discovered in farmland at Monte Spadaro by a 46-year-old man with a metal detector who was looking for wartime relics. As well as the remains he unearthed a helmet, water bottle, spoon, part of a belt and some toothpaste belonging to well-known British brand. According to the carabinieri, who visited the site with a pathologist, the person concerned is likely to have been a British soldier who fell on the Gothic Line. The remains have now been transferred to the mortuary at Imola hospital to await further investigation. Unfortunately the article led to a diatribe of comments in readers' posts - the usual civil war stuff of Partisans versus Fascists (which those of you who don't live here in Italy will hardly be able to imagine) which had nothing whatsoever to do with the discovery of these remains. The vehemence behind the comments of one reader, a partisan sympathiser, made me think that there's something to hide and that this isn't a battle casualty at all but something much more sinster...I hope that the serviceman's dog-tag was found too and that it will be possible to identify him for his family's sake. If his dog tag is missing...who would have had cause to remove it before he was buried? R.I.P. Vitellino.