Tag Archives: Italian prisoner of war in India

Yol India

A beautiful spot at the foot of the Himalayas; the best position of all the world’s war prisoners…

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Yol Group V Italian Prisoners of War in India V-P-HIST-03471-02

Very interesting that General Berganzoli “Electric Whiskers” was one of the POW residents of Yol Camp…

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1943 ‘ITALIAN PRISONERS ARE ALWAYS ESCAPING.’, Victor Harbour Times (SA : 1932 – 1986), 25 June, p. 2. , viewed 21 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161099018

Memories of home…

The photos tell a little about life in a British prisoner of war camp in India…

A simple cup of coffee

Canteens were established in each camp.  A range of products were sold: head ache tablets, powders for the digestion, toothpaste, cigarette holders, playing cards, combs, shaving cream, lemon squash, flavoured essence, items of clothing,  exercise books, cigarettes.

Have to admire the Italians who made a coffee machine (is this a perculator?).  There are even espresso cups and saucers.

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Italian Prisoners of War: Canteen at Camp No. 4 British Camps in India

(ICRC V-P-HIST-03470-18)

 

Life is a combination of magic and pasta …Federico Fellini

A little flour, a little water, a litte magic and the Italian cooks at Bangalore make fresh pasta…

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Italian Prisoners of War: Bangalore Group I Preparation of Spaghetti

(ICRC V-P-HIST-03470-20 to 034723)