Shooting Through: Campo 106 escaped POWs after the Italian armistice by Katrina Kittel

In September 1943, Italy capitulated to the Allies. Seizing the moment, Australian and New Zealander prisoners of war walked out of Italian rice farms dotted across the Piedmont plain west of Milan. Escape, for most, was easy. But what came next, the evasion phase of their war – the weeks and months on the loose, foot-slogging to the frontier, identifying friend from foe, scraping up a feed, weighing up needs for shelter and the dangers for Italian helpers, discovering the breadth of the Italian resistance – was in all likelihood more taxing and nagging on their resilience than the longer periods spent within prison camps. Drawing on first-hand accounts and archival records, Katrina Kittel weaves the stories of escaper groups through time and theme to reveal key evasion routes and the outcomes that befell them.

 

ISBN‏ : ‎ 978-0648554042

Paperback, 337pp, 2019

 

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In September 1943, Italy capitulated to the Allies. Seizing the moment, Australian and New Zealander prisoners of war walked out of Italian rice farms dotted across the Piedmont plain west of Milan. Escape, for most, was easy. But what came next, the evasion phase of their war – the weeks and months on the loose, foot-slogging to the frontier, identifying friend from foe, scraping up a feed, weighing up needs for shelter and the dangers for Italian helpers, discovering the breadth of the Italian resistance – was in all likelihood more taxing and nagging on their resilience than the longer periods spent within prison camps. Drawing on first-hand accounts and archival records, Katrina Kittel weaves the stories of escaper groups through time and theme to reveal key evasion routes and the outcomes that befell them.

 

ISBN‏ : ‎ 978-0648554042

Paperback, 337pp, 2019

 

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Weight 0.650 kg
Dimensions 23 × 15.5 × 2 cm

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