Escape of Herbert Kappler

SS Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Kappler sentenced to life imprisonment by the Military Court of Rome for the massacre of the Fosse Ardeatine (335 hostages shot on 24th of March 1944 in some abandoned pozzolana quarries on the outskirts of Rome), and detained in the Gaeta prison; he then fled from the military hospital of Celio, where he was hospitalized for a serious illness. Numerous journalistic investigations will talk about “state flight”, organized by the Italian secret services, with the complicity of the Andreotti government.