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. On the steps of the National Library, a chain of students pass water damaged books on to lorries which will take them to repair centres. Like many in the City who assisted in repairing damage from the flood, the helpers were commonly known as 'Mud Angels'. - Romano Cagnoni - 1966-11-11
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