No Regard for the Truth: friendship and kindness, tragedy and injustice. Rowville’s Italian prisoners of war. By Darren Arnott

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Commendation – Victorian Community History Awards 2020

March 1946.  The war was over.  Italian prisoners of war who had been captured several years earlier in northern Africa were interned in camps around Australia and waiting to be returned home.  One Saturday evening, the commandant of the Rowville internment camp, Captain Waterston, shot and killed a prisoner, Rodolfo Bartoli, whom he claims was attempting to escape. Rodolfo, a young prisoner from Florence, had met a local girl whom he was hoping to marry one day.

Only days before the shooting, a government inquiry into the alleged mistreatment of prisoners at the Rowville camp had been announced.  Was it really an escape attempt?  Was Captain Waterston justified in his actions?

 

Published by the author.

ISBN: 9780648679608

 

 

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Book Reviews 3 reviews for No Regard for the Truth: friendship and kindness, tragedy and injustice. Rowville’s Italian prisoners of war. By Darren Arnott

  1. Darren

    ‘No Regard for the Truth’ was featured in the Herald Sun and the In Black and White podcast:
    https://darrenarnott.com/2019/12/02/no-regard-for-the-truth-featured-in-the-herald-sun-and-the-in-black-and-white-podcast/

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Commendation – Victorian Community History Awards 2020

March 1946.  The war was over.  Italian prisoners of war who had been captured several years earlier in northern Africa were interned in camps around Australia and waiting to be returned home.  One Saturday evening, the commandant of the Rowville internment camp, Captain Waterston, shot and killed a prisoner, Rodolfo Bartoli, whom he claims was attempting to escape. Rodolfo, a young prisoner from Florence, had met a local girl whom he was hoping to marry one day.

Only days before the shooting, a government inquiry into the alleged mistreatment of prisoners at the Rowville camp had been announced.  Was it really an escape attempt?  Was Captain Waterston justified in his actions?

 

Published by the author.

ISBN: 9780648679608

 

 

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Weight .345 kg
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 1.1 cm

Book Reviews 3 reviews for No Regard for the Truth: friendship and kindness, tragedy and injustice. Rowville’s Italian prisoners of war. By Darren Arnott

  1. Darren

    ‘No Regard for the Truth’ was featured in the Herald Sun and the In Black and White podcast:
    https://darrenarnott.com/2019/12/02/no-regard-for-the-truth-featured-in-the-herald-sun-and-the-in-black-and-white-podcast/

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