Vittorio Perantoni is a
Polish born Italian national with dual citizenship living in Lwów, Poland. In the 1930s Vittorio (Victor) and
his older brother Luigi work with their father, Carlo Perantoni, at operating the family’s successful winery-pasta tavern,
and managing their import business of wine sales and distributing wine from Italy.
Nazi-Soviet invasions of Poland change all of that. When the Italian Consulate orders Italian nationals to evacuate
Poland, the Perantoni family is suddenly forced to leave their considerable wealth behind. Victor’s girlfriends will
also be left behind as
he flees to Switzerland to avoid Italy's Fascist draft.
Left too are
his Polish friends André, Franki, and 'Padre.' All these persons will be scattered as they face the fears, hardships,
and physical abuses of World War Two.
The war drags on and Europe burns. His Polish friends André and Franki are arrested and routed to Siberia, but
then commandeered into the new Allied Army of General Wladyslaw Anders; his girlfriend Dani faces deportation to a Nazi
death camp; and Vittorio too is nearly captured and imprisoned.
From both sides of enemy lines all are wondering: will life ever be the same again?
War of Lions” will show you life during World War II through the eyes of the Perantoni family. You will see
it as you have never seen it before, and you will be gratified by numerous incidents where Nazi Wehrmacht leaders and Soviet
had been outwitted by guile and fearlessness.
The originality of our story is fantastic. It gives a fresh view on World War II from
a perspective that hasn’t been seen before. It focuses on the people, not the armies,
thus offering a very
unique and positive perspective with which to view this era.
See the Sudden and Utter Destruction of our
Native Town Volargne
great misfortune, you will see the Perantoni family's native hometown in Italy, Volargne di Dolcé, literally
disappear in one instant! Completely blown to dust and rubble from an enormous explosion caused by the murderous negligence
of Albert Speer's Nazi Engineers, and then simply reported as a military accident.