Here he was in conscious opposition to Mussolini, who constantly complained about the Romans. This concern for the city explains why Field Marshal did not prepare to repel any enemy along the Tiber river, Rome when in June 1944 he was released, and forbade the destruction of bridges in Rome due to the fact that on them transporting fuel and water. Such considerations could be considered for quite a rarity in the midst of war. Kesselring Italians helped whenever he could. And yet, despite this, he was convicted and executed as a war criminal. Perhaps the day will soon come when he will be publicly cleared of the charges in the execution of three hundred and thirty Italian hostages in caves Adreatiny. Legality of guerrilla warfare have seen in Italy in a new light, which proves the justification of Prince Borghese. Not so long ago an Italian military court during the trial of then-SD commander in Rome with remarkable objectivity claimed that the insurgency in Via Razella, during which thirty-four German and ten Italians were killed, and were seriously injured another sixty-seven people have been " illegal act, which in principle justifies repressive countermeasures Germans. " Already in 1947, several priests and many Italians were willing to kindly speak against Kesselring, and probably many would do it, if for them at that time was not too dangerous act. His former opponent, Field Marshal Alexander, sent a statement to the British military tribunal in Venice, that, to his knowledge, Kesselring led war in Italy as humanely as possible. There is no doubt that in the Italian theater of war were committed unforgivable excesses. However, they were not at the instigation of, and certainly not on the orders of Field Marshal Kesselring. But is there an army, consisting entirely of perfect people?