British woman finds Calabrian half-brothers

Born of Italian POW who had relationship with mother

(ANSA) - Reggio Calabria, September 18 - A British woman has found a second family in Calabria born of the WWII Italian soldier who had a relationship with her mother while a POW in England.
    After years and years of looking, Dorothy Janes, 73, found three half-brothers in the town of San Ferdinando.
    The town on Tuesday rewarded her tenacious search for her roots by making her an honorary citizen.
    Janes, born in Crawley in 1945, is the natural daughter of Antonio Mazzitelli, who had a relationship with her mother Joyce Punnel.
    The authorities took a very dim view of such affairs and the relationship ended with the war, when Mazzitelli returned to his native Calabria, married a townswoman and had three children.


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