Perantoni (Victor) is a Polish born Italian national with dual
citizenship living in Lwów, Poland.
In the 1930s Vittorio 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.
But the 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 abandon 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
the physical abuses of World War Two.
The war drags on and Europe burns. His Polish friends
Franki are arrested and routed to Siberia, but then ordered into
the newly formed Polish
Forces of General Wladyslaw Anders;
Victor's girlfriend Dani faces deportation to a Nazi death camp;
too is nearly captured and imprisoned.
From both sides of enemy lines all are wondering:
will life ever be the same again?
“The 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 officials had been
outwitted by guile
originality of our story is fantastic. It gives a fresh view on
World War Two from a perspective that hasn’t
been seen before.
It focuses on the people, not the armies, thus offering a very
unique view and positive
perspective with which to view this era.
See the Sudden and Utter Destruction of our
Native Town Volargne
With 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 but then simply
reported as a military accident.