Charles Simpson – Maps

Summary of Charles Simpson

The extensive and detailed account provided by Charles Simpson is enhanced by these maps. The interested reader and those fascinated by the history and geography of the area can follow the story with the sequence of maps, starting from escape from Fontanellato and concluding when he eventually finds Allied troops and is finally safe. Each map has a cross reference, so that the reader can see even more clearly the places in which the events took place.

Read part 1 – Chapters 1-7

Read part 2 – Chapters 8-21

Read part 3 – 1944-1944


The full story follows, in two versions. The version in the first window below is the original scanned version of the story. In the second window below is the transcribed version in plain text.

CHARLES SIMPSON – MAPS

[digital page 1]

[black and white drawing with caption]: Francesco

[digital page 2]

[map showing Simpson’s escape route, with caption]: Central Italy: Steps to Freedom 2

[digital page 3]

Map 1
[Map of Parma showing Fontanellato marked as ‘camp’; and S.Secona, marked as ‘The Big House’.
[cross reference: Chapter 1, digital pages 12-16

[digital page 4]

Map 2
[map showing Sorbolo, marked as ‘Brick House’, and ‘Water Mill; and Bibbiano marked as ‘pond’ and ‘Big Farm’]
[cross reference: Chapter 2, digital pages 17-23]

[digital page 5]

Map 3
[Map showing Borzano and marked as ‘The Map Trace; and Sassuolo, marked as ‘polenta and beans’, ‘The Parting’, and [word illegible]]

[cross reference: Chapter 3, digital pages 24-27]

[digital page 6]

Map 4
[Map showing Marzabotto and marked as ‘Cliff’, ‘Railway Bridge’, and ‘Green Peppers’]
[cross reference: Chapter 4, digital pages 28-31]

[digital page 7]

Map 5
[Map showing Firenzuola and marked ‘Forester’s Cottage’]
[cross reference: Chapter 5, digital pages 32-35]

[digital page 8]

Map 6
[Map showing Vicchio, marked as ‘Fresh figs’, and ‘The Alessandri Farm’; and Pomino, marked ‘Chianti’]
[cross reference: Chapter 6 digital pages 36-42]

[digital page 9]

Map 7
[Map showing Bibbiena and marked ‘Tomatoes’]
[cross reference: Chapter 7, digital pages 43-52]

[digital page 10]

Map 8
[Map showing Sansepolero and marked ‘The Rosary’, and ‘The Lonely Woman’]
[cross reference: Chapter 7, digital pages 43-52]

[digital page 11]

Map 9
[Map showing Montone and marked ‘The Hungry Cow’]
[cross reference: Chapter 7, digital pages 43-52; Chapter 8, digital pages Section 2, digital pages 1-5]

[digital page 12]

Map 10
[Map showing Gubbio and marked ‘Chick peas’, ‘clean sheets’, and ‘Suspension bridge’]
[cross reference: Chapter 8, Section 2, digital pages 1-5]

[digital page 13]

Map 11
[Map showing Nocera Umbra and marked ‘A bed for the night’, ‘Shelter from the rain’, and ‘Haven at Nightfall’]
[cross reference: Chapter 8, Section 2, digital pages 1-5]

[digital page 14]

Map 12
[Map showing Sellano, marked ‘Cold rice pudding’; and Pioggiodomo, marked ‘The Bakery’]
[cross reference: Chapter 9, Section 2, digital pages 6-12]

[digital page 15]

Map 13
[Map showing Sellano, marked ‘Cold rice pudding’; and Pioggiodomo, marked ‘The Bakery’]
[cross reference: Chapter 9, Section 2, digital pages 6-12]

[digital page 16]

Map 14
[Map showing Simpson’s route passing through Pulcini]
[cross reference: Chapter 10, Section 2, digital pages 13-17]

[digital page 17]

Map 14
[Map showing Posta, and marked ‘Food galore’, and ‘Night School’]
[cross reference: Chapter 11, Section 2, digital pages 18-23]

[digital page 18]

Map 15
[Map showing Simpson’s route passing through Preturo]
[cross reference: Chapter 11, Section 2, digital pages 18-23]

[digital page 19]

Map 16
[Map showing Bocca di Cambio, marked ‘German gun’, and ‘Billet’; and Paigliare di Tione, marked ‘The one-eyed Butcher’]
[cross reference: Chapter 11, Section 2, digital pages 18-23]

[digital page 20]

Map 17
[Map showing Colle de Lucoli, and marked ‘A morning bed’]
[cross reference: Chapter 11, Section 2, digital pages 18-23]
[cross reference: Chapter 12, Section 2, digital pages 24-28]

[Editor’s note: There are no Maps 18 or 19 in the file]

[digital page 21]

Map 20
[Map showing Lama dei Peligni, and marked ‘Indian Patrol’]
[cross reference: Chapter 21, Section 2, digital pages 72-81]

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