The Footprints of Italian Prisoners of War project is a free service.
The research project is now an international community project with contributions from Italian and Australian families in 15 countries. The website operates as a ‘virtual’ museum. Every ‘donation’ the museum grows this history. Items such as photographs, documents, letters and memoirs, are valuable relics of this history.
You can help keep this project going with a purchase of Walking in their Boots as an eBook copy via Kobo. While Walking in their Boots has a Queensland focus, much of the information is relevant to all Italian prisoners of war in Australia.
Contact me if you would like to contribute to this project:
- do you have stories, memories and/or photos of Italian Prisoners of War working on your family’s farm during World War 2
- did your Nonno or Bis Nonno work on farms in Australia
- did your Nonno or Bis Nonno return to Australia after the war to make Australia their home
- was your father or grandfather army personnel who worked in the Prisoner of War Control Centres, Prisoner of War Hostels or Prisoner of War Camps