Burial for WWII RAF crew whose bodies were found after 68 years
18 July 2013 Last updated at 15:52 BST
As a young RAF pilot, David Raikes wrote movingly about his World War II comrades who did not come back.
Shortly before the end of the war, he and his crewmen failed to return themselves after their plane was shot down.
Nearly 70 years after they died, the four men of the crew of an RAF bomber have been buried with military honours at a ceremony in Italy.
Alan Johnston reports.