ITALY: The Cat of Cats

Of all the cats that guarded Milan's dilapidated, bomb-scarred old Central Railway Station, the best and bravest was Momi, a dirty-grey draftee from the Milanese back alleys. Sallying forth on mission after mission from her base in Control Tower C, Momi did more than any of her comrades from the other six towers to rid the station of the army of rats which swarmed over it after the Allied bombings of 1943. She was quicker to dodge the trains, more artful in picking her way through the lethal maze of high tension...

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