Florence Floods, Italy, 1966

Florence Floods, Italy, 1966 in which 100 died and many cultural artefacts, books, paintings and sculptures were damaged. It was the worst flood for five hundred years. In the basement of the National Library, students covered in mud remove books from the shelves, almost wholly destroyed by water damage. Like many in the City who assisted in repairing damage from the flood, they were commonly known as 'Mud Angels'. - Romano Cagnoni - 1966-11-05
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