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Urbania Statement - by Arthur Foster

Urbania Statement- Exhibition
The background to this set of images is that in the closing stages of WW2, Urbania, a small rural town in the Marche region of italy, was bombed by the USAF for no apparent reason as there was nothing of strategic importance taking place there. Exhaustive enquiries with the American military has yielded nothing but it is likely that the planes had been on a raid to Northern Italy but the operation was recalled due to bad visibility. Rather than return to N.Africa with a full bomb load the bombs were jettisoned and fell on Urbania by accident.
As a result of the bombing the centuries old part of the town was totaly destroyed and with it the town's photographic archive.


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