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Europe Amid quake's devastation, Italians tap experience to swing into action

A 6.2 quake in central Italy has left at least 247 people dead this week. Although Italy is often stereotyped for its inefficiencies, the response effort by government agencies and volunteers has been quick and united.

AP/Gregorio Borgia

It was the kind of convoy you would expect to see in a war zone – a long line of army trucks packed with soldiers, khaki-colored Land Rovers, and huge mechanical diggers on the back of flat-bed transporters.

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