A very good reference to life for Italian Prisoners of War in India can be found at Maddy’s Ramblings Maddy also relates the story of Filippo Casella who had been imprisoned in India, returned to Italy then made his way to Australia. The purchase of a small vineyard in 1966 was the beginning of Casella Wines and its well known brand Yellow Tail.
List of Camps in India
India and UK
Italian Prisoners of War and Internees in India
Indian Camp Currency
Italian POWs arrive in Bombay
The Journey of an Italian POW in India
Arrival at Bombay
The Italian Farming Soldiers by Alan Fitzgerald published in 1981, it is the first comprehensive book on the subject of Italian prisoners of war in Australia
When Italian Prisoners of War Were in Australia
History of Directorate of Prisoners of War and Internees
Employment of Enemy PW and Internees
Remo and Romolo
From Tobruk to Clare is the story of Luigi Bortolotti as recorded in this diary manuscript.
Gippsland, Colac, Francesco Ponzoni, North East Victoria, Bete Bolong Orbost,
Victorian POW Camps, Broadford, Leongatha and Adolfo Allaria, Murchison, Northcliffe, Graytown
Leongatha and Warragul
Umberto Cofrancesco’s biography covers fighting in North Africa, capture and treatment, life in POW Camp India, transfer to Australia, working in Victoria and repatriation.
North West Tasmania, Quamby Brook, Lulworth the story of Augusto Silvestri, West Scottsdale, Brighton Army Camp, Luigo Pezzotti
Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt : Echoes of Italian Voices Family Histories from Queensland’s Granite Belt edited by Francesco and Morwenna Arcidiacono (a chapter on the Stanthorpe POWs)
Kingaroy: We Remember, Italian Prisoners of War 1944/45 by Docas Grimmet (collection of Kingaroy residents’ memories)
Q6 Home Hill Francesco Cipolla
Wallangarra German POWs from Kormoran
New South Wales
Don Caprezio, North and North West, Cowra, Mick Camarda, Ingleburn Hostel,
Bathurst Hostel Funeral and Deaths, St Ives Hostel and Rick Pisaturo, Coonabaraban , Carlo Vannucci at Cowra , Mudgee Connabaraban page 15 – 17
Toogimbie / Riley’s Bend, Frank Foster and POWs, Canowindra Bruno Dell Amico, Giacomo Rizzello at Wellington , Alessandro Luciani at Inverell , Nunzio Marotta at Temora
Lismore Koonorigan Wallace Jackson, Pietro Gargano at Glen Innes Ch 6 Page 90, Orange – Michele Ostorero,
Northam, Prisoner of War Hut West Bruce Rock, Rosemary Johnston Research, Northcliffe Hostel, Karrakatta
A book by Bill Bunbury, Rabbits and Spaghetti, tells the story of Internees and Prisoners of War using local stories, experiences and memories.
Zonderwater South Africa
Zonderwater Prisoner of War Camp and Museum
The Story of Zonderwater